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Definition of: LOG

log
(n.) A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.
(n.) A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.
(n.) An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water.
(n.) Hence: The record of the rate of ship's speed or of her daily progress; also, the full nautical record of a ship's cruise or voyage; a log slate; a log book.
(n.) A record and tabulated statement of the work done by an engine, as of a steamship, of the coal consumed, and of other items relating to the performance of machinery during a given time.
(n.) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
(v. i.) To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs.
(v. i.) To move to and fro; to rock.
(v. t.) To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.