What does journal mean?

Definitions for journalˈdʒɜr nl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word journal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diary, journal(noun)

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

  2. journal(noun)

    a periodical dedicated to a particular subject

    "he reads the medical journals"

  3. daybook, journal(noun)

    a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred

  4. journal(noun)

    a record book as a physical object

  5. journal(noun)

    the part of the axle contained by a bearing


  1. journal(Noun)

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

  2. journal(Noun)

    A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject.

  3. journal(Noun)

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

  4. journal(Noun)

    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. journal(Verb)

    To archive or record something.

  6. journal(Verb)

    To scrapbook.

  7. journal(Adjective)


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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Journal(adj)

    daily; diurnal

  2. Journal(adj)

    a diary; an account of daily transactions and events

  3. Journal(adj)

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

  4. Journal(adj)

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

  5. Journal(adj)

    the record of daily proceedings, kept by the clerk

  6. Journal(adj)

    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. Journal(adj)

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

  8. Journal(adj)

    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. Origin: [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.

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Carson:

    ] Tell it like it is - National Journal :.

  2. Christina Baldwin:

    Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.

  3. Albert Parker:

    This specific journal is new but well above average.

  4. Scott Kelly:

    I'm going to keep a personal journal of the experience.

  5. Austin Tice:

    He’s kept a journal ever since he could hold one of those big fat pencils.

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