1. The trunk of a dead tree, cleared of branches.
    They walked across the stream on a fallen log.
  2. Any bulky piece as cut from the above, used as timber, fuel etc.
  3. Anything shaped like a log; a cylinder.
  4. A floating device, usually of wood, used in navigation to estimate the speed of a vessel through water.
  5. A logbook.
  6. A blockhead; a very stupid person.
  7. A longboard.
  8. A rolled cake with filling.
  9. A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
  10. A piece of feces.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A logbook, or journal of a vessel (or aircraft)'s progress
  2. A chronological record of actions, performances, computer/network usage, etc.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.


  1. To cut trees into logs.
  2. To cut down (trees).
  3. To travel at a specified speed, as ascertained by chip log.
  4. To cut down trees in an area, harvesting and transporting the logs as wood.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To make, to add an entry (or more) in a log or logbook.
    to log the miles travelled by a ship
  2. To travel (a distance) as shown in a logbook

Verb (etymology 3)

  1. To move to and fro; to rock.

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