What does Journal mean?

Definitions for Journal
ˈdʒɜr nljour·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diary, journalnoun

    a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

  2. journalnoun

    a periodical dedicated to a particular subject

    "he reads the medical journals"

  3. daybook, journalnoun

    a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred

  4. journalnoun

    a record book as a physical object

  5. journalnoun

    the part of the axle contained by a bearing


  1. journalnoun

    A diary or daily record of a person, organization, vessel etc.; daybook.

  2. journalnoun

    A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject.

  3. journalnoun

    The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.

  4. journalnoun

    A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system; along with a backup or image copy that allows recovery after a failure or reinstatement to a previous time; a log.

  5. journalverb

    To archive or record something.

  6. journalverb

    To scrapbook.

  7. journaladjective


  8. Etymology: From journal, from diurnalis, from diurnus, from dies. Cognate with diurnal.


  1. journal

    A journal is a record kept on a regular basis that documents activities, thoughts, ideas or observations. It may refer to a personal diary, or in a professional context, it can refer to a scholarly publication where scientific research or academic studies are published. In accounting, a journal is also a record of financial transactions in chronological order.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Journaladjective

    daily; diurnal

  2. Journaladjective

    a diary; an account of daily transactions and events

  3. Journaladjective

    a book of accounts, in which is entered a condensed and grouped statement of the daily transactions

  4. Journaladjective

    a daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, incidents of the voyage, etc

  5. Journaladjective

    the record of daily proceedings, kept by the clerk

  6. Journaladjective

    a newspaper published daily; by extension, a weekly newspaper or any periodical publication, giving an account of passing events, the proceedings and memoirs of societies, etc

  7. Journaladjective

    that which has occurred in a day; a day's work or travel; a day's journey

  8. Journaladjective

    that portion of a rotating piece, as a shaft, axle, spindle, etc., which turns in a bearing or box. See Illust. of Axle box

  9. Etymology: [F., fr. L. diurnalis diurnal, fr. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. See Diurnal.]


  1. Journal

    A journal has several related meanings: ⁕a daily record of events or business; a private journal is usually referred to as a diary ⁕a newspaper or other periodical, in the literal sense of one published each day ⁕many publications issued at stated intervals, such as magazines, or scholarly journals, academic journals, or the record of the transactions of a society, are often called journals. Although journal is sometimes used as a synonym for "magazine", in academic use, a journal refers to a serious, scholarly publication that is peer-reviewed. A non-scholarly magazine written for an educated audience about an industry or an area of professional activity is usually called a professional magazine. The word "journalist", for one whose business is writing for the public press and nowadays also other media, has been in use since the end of the 17th century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Journal

    jur′nal, n. a daily register or diary: a book containing an account of each day's transactions: a newspaper published daily or otherwise: a magazine: the transactions of any society.—n. Journalese′, the language of journalism.—v.i. Jour′nalīse, to write articles for a journal.—v.t. to enter in a journal:—pr.p. jour′nalīsing; pa.p. jour′nalīsed.ns. Jour′nalism, the keeping of a journal: the profession of conducting or writing for public journals; Jour′nalist, one who writes for or conducts a newspaper.—adj. Journalist′ic, pertaining to journalism. [Fr.,—L. diurnalis.]

  2. Journal

    jur′nal, n. (mech.) that part of a shaft or axle which rests in the bearings.—v.t. to insert, as a shaft, in a journal-bearing.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. journal

    Synonymous at sea with log-book; it is a daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds and weather, and a general account of whatever is of importance. In sea-journals, the day, or twenty-four hours, used to terminate at noon, because the ship's position is then generally determined by observation; but the shore account of time is now adopted afloat. In machinery, journal is the bearing part of a shaft, upon which it rests on its Y's or bearings.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. journal

    (Fr.). A public record or general orderly book, kept in the French service, and in which every transaction that occurred during a siege is entered by the governor of the town, for the inspection of a superior authority. The general officer who carried on the siege of a place likewise kept a document of the same kind, and minuted down everything that happened under his command. So that the journal which was kept in this manner was a circumstantial detail of what occurred, day after day, during the attack and defense of a town.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Journal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3884

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Journal' in Nouns Frequency: #1280

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Journal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Journal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Journal in a Sentence

  1. Stuart Adams:

    Ron DeSantis's on Fox News, and not just those involved in the political process. Everyone is talking about Ron DeSantis, i know Fox News can't just be Fox News, because Ron DeSantis's everywhere. Even on our local TV stations. If you pick up the Wall Street Journal, USA Today or Salt Lake Tribune, Ron DeSantis seems to get coverage on all of them.

  2. Guy Wilkinson:

    From the point of view of our experiment, we think it has fulfilled all criteria of discovery. We have no other way of explaining what we have seen. But the scientific method is such that we have submitted a paper to a journal, the journal will consider it, then the community will judge.

  3. Ed Sealover:

    We stand behind the Bud Light transparency campaign and have no plans to change the advertising. Brendan Whitworth, chief of U.S. sales for parent company Anheuser-Busch, said roughly 40 percent of consumers want some kind of additional transparency on products they consume, which is a key data point for the company. The epic joust is far from over. MillerCoors just unleashed a fresh assault of its own. We launched new ads from Miller Lite that are light hearted way to poke fun at the fact that Bud Light is living in fantasy world and in real world, more taste is what matters, says Adam Collins, vice president of communications for MillerCoors. The ads consist of medieval scenes with actors portraying thefamous Bud Light knightandprisoners, walking off the commercial set to crack open a Miller Lite. Beer book author and Denver Business Journal Reporter Ed Sealover, said beer sales have been suffering. At this point, when you continue to lose sales, you need to peck at your competition because youre not taking those sales away from craft breweries right now, he said. Youre going to have to take it away from people who compete in the same market as you.

  4. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    We were able to determine conclusively that some of the activities of this network was linked to an individual based in Thailand associated with New Eastern Outlook, a Russian government-funded journal based in Moscow.

  5. Walter Henri Gotlieb:

    Our findings have been written up, accepted for publication and will be published shortly in the Canadian Journal of Ob-Gyn.

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