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Jour"nal (?), a. [F., fr. L. diurnalis diurnal, fr. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. See Diurnal.]

Daily; diurnal.


Whiles from their journal labors they did rest. Spenser.


© Webster 1913.

Jour"nal, n. [F. journal. See Journal, a.]


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.


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


© Webster 1913.