Definitions for: Journal


[n] the part of the axle contained by a bearing
[n] a record book as a physical object
[n] a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
[n] a periodical dedicated to a particular subject; "he reads the medical journals"
[n] a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred



Webster (1913) Definition: Jour"nal, a. [F., fr. L. diurnalis diurnal, fr.
diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. See Diurnal.]
Daily; diurnal. [Obs.]

Whiles from their journal labors they did rest.
--Spenser.


Jour"nal, n. [F. journal. See Journal, a.]
1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events.
Specifically:
(a) (Bookkeeping) A book of accounts, in which is entered
a condensed and grouped statement of the daily
transactions.
(b) (Naut.) A daily register of the ship's course and
distance, the winds, weather, incidents of the voyage,
etc.
(c) (Legislature) The record of daily proceedings, kept by
the clerk.
(d) 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.; a periodical; a magazine.



2. That which has occurred in a day; a day's work or travel;
a day's journey. [Obs. & R.] --B. Jonson.

3. (Mach.) That portion of a rotating piece, as a shaft,
axle, spindle, etc., which turns in a bearing or box. See
Illust. of Axle box.

Journal box, or Journal bearing (Mach.) the carrier of a
journal; the box in which the journal of a shaft, axle, or
pin turns.

Synonyms: daybook, diary

See Also: account book, annals, axle, book, book, book of account, daybook, diary, ledger, ledger, leger, periodical, piece of writing, volume, writing, written material

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Famous Quotes Containing Journal:


A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate.

-- John Barton (Canadian Poet)

I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.

-- Francois Gautier (French Writer)

As I say, there was this movement to try to bring philosophers and mathematicians together into an organization where they would talk to each other. An organization wasn't effective unless you had a journal. That's about all I know.

-- Stephen Cole Kleene (American Mathematician)

When my journal appears, many statues must come down.

-- Arthur Wellesley (English Soldier)

I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.

-- Jonathan Carroll (American Author)

A page of my journal is like a cake of portable soup. A little may be diffused into a considerable portion.

-- James Boswell (Scottish Lawyer)

As far as my journal, I want to share tour life with my fans.

-- Natalie Gulbis (American Athlete)

The keyboard is my journal.

-- Pharrell Williams (American Musician)

It came as a surprise to find that a professional society and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing, and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm.

-- Lawrence R. Klein (American Economist)

Keep a journal, and learn how to see how you as an individuals sees information so you can learn your own sign language. Meditate and practice psychic self defense and surrounding yourself with prayer.

-- John Edward (American Entertainer)

For example, the philosophers who were interested in logic were probably rather logical for mathematicians. But the ASL got us together, so we could talk to each other and publish in the same journal.

-- Stephen Cole Kleene (American Mathematician)

I published in 1978 a report on dreams in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. It was the first study of its kind to demonstrate that it is possible for people to make constructive use of their dreams to improve their lives.

-- Henry Reed (English Writer)

When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy.

-- Taryn Manning (American Actress)

The reason we have not gone to newspapers is because its a slow growth industry and I think they are dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers in 10 years. I read newspapers every day. I even read Murdoch's Wall Street Journal.

-- Sumner Redstone (American Businesman)

After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.

-- Jean Cocteau (French Director)

That was in the days when everyone rode a bicycle, and the journal had a circulation of over one hundred and twenty-five thousand weekly, so my verses and illustrations became known to a fairly large public.

-- Joseph C. Lincoln ( -)

My job in space will be to observe and write a journal. I am also going to be teaching a class for students on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle and conducting experiments.

-- Christa McAuliffe (American Astronaut)

Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.

-- Carl Sandburg (American Poet)

American Splendor is just an ongoing journal. It's an ongoing autobiography. I started it when I was in my early 30s, and I just keep going.

-- Harvey Pekar (American Writer)

I think this journal will be disadvantageous for me, for I spend my time now like a spider spinning my own entrails.

-- Mary Bokin Chesnut ( -)

Murdoch paid too much for the Wall Street Journal even when he didn't have any competition.

-- Sumner Redstone (American Businesman)

In a polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal, 11 out of 12 Americans said they oppose the taking of private property, even if it is for public economic good.

-- Jim Ryun (American Athlete)

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.

-- Jay Leno (American Comedian)

I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words.

-- Anthony Doerr (American Writer)

Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal - a small newspaper.

-- Jim Jarmusch (American Director)

NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space, observe and make a journal about the space flight, and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space.

-- Christa McAuliffe (American Astronaut)


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