• To cut trees into logs.
  • To cut down (trees).
  • To cut down trees in an area, harvesting and transporting the logs as wood.
  • To make, to add an entry (or more) in a log or logbook.
  • To travel (a distance) as shown in a logbook
  • To travel at a specified speed, as ascertained by chip log.
  • To move to and fro; to rock.


Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English logge, logg (since 14th century, while its Anglo-Latin derivatives are attested since early 13th century), of Unknown origin.
  • Ending on -g suggests Scandinavian origin, and it has been proposed: cf. Old Norse lóg, lág, which is from liggja, or its regular reflex Norwegian låg, which could have been borrowed through the Norwegian timber trade. However the Old Norse/Middle Norwegian vowel is long while Middle English vowel is short.
  • From logbook, itself from log (above) + book, from a wooden float (chip log, or simply log) used to measure speed.
  • From Hebrew לֹג.
  • A clipping of logarithm.
  • Category:English clippings

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