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Meaning of JOURNAL

Pronunciation:  'jurnl

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

JOURNAL is a 7 letter word that starts with J.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Jour"nal\, n. [F. journal. See {Journal}, a.]
    1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events.
       (a) (Bookkeeping) A book of accounts, in which is entered
           a condensed and grouped statement of the daily
       (b) (Naut.) A daily register of the ship's course and
           distance, the winds, weather, incidents of the voyage,
       (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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or reading a journal in your dream, suggests that you are trying to change or rewrite the past to suit your own needs. Consider what is written in the journal and how it is similar or dissimilar to actual events in your waking life. Alternatively, it symbolizes memories and history. Dreaming that someone is reading your journal indicates that you are keeping secrets. You have difficulties telling others how you really feel.
Thesaurus Terms
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