(1) Measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water
(2) A written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
(3) A written record of messages sent or received
"They kept a log of all transmission by the radio station"
"An email log"
(4) The exponent required to produce a given number
(5) A segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
(6) Large log at the back of a hearth fire
(7) Enter into a log, as on ships and planes
(8) Cut lumber, as in woods and forests
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Recorded since 1398, of unknown origin. The theory from is widely doubted on phonological grounds; an alternative is sound expression of the notion of something massive
- The trunk of a dead tree, cleared of branches.
- They walked across the stream on a fallen log.
- Any bulky piece as cut from the above, used as timber, fuel etc.
- A chip log, a device used in navigation to estimate the speed of a vessel through water.
- A logbook.
- A blockhead, very dumb person.
- A longboard.
- I know he hadn’t surfed on a log much in his childhood — Neal Miyake 1999 http://www.iav.com/~sponge/sesh/new2/sesh213.htm
- A rolled cake with filling; Swiss roll.
- To cut trees into logs
- To cut down (trees).
- To travel at a specified speed, as ascertained by log chip
- To cut down trees in an area, harvesting and transporting the logs as wood
- A logbook, or journal of a vessel (or aircraft)'s progress
- A record of performance etc.
- To make, to add an entry (or more) in a log(book).
- To travel (a distance) as shown in a logbook