• enPR: jûrʹ-nəl, IPA: /ˈdʒɜɹnəl/
    • (Australia, British) IPA: [ˈdʒɜː.nəɫ]
    • (America) IPA: [ˈdʒɝ.nəɫ], [ˈdʒɝ.nɫ̩]

journal (plural journals)

  1. A diary or daily record of a person, organization, vessel etc.; daybook.
  2. A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject.
    The university's biology department subscribes to half a dozen academic journals.
  3. (accounting) A chronological record of payments.
  4. (computing) 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. (engineering) The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Zapfen, Lagerzapfen, Achsstummel, Achszapfen, Wellenstummel, Achsschenkel, Drehzapfen, Kurbelzapfen
  • Italian: perno d'albero
  • Portuguese: munhão
  • Russian: ца́пфа
  • Spanish: gorrón, muñón

journal (journals, present participle journaling; past and past participle journaled)

  1. To archive or record something.
  2. To scrapbook.
  3. To insert (a shaft, etc.) in a journal bearing.

journal (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Daily.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xi:
      his faint steedes watred in Ocean deepe, / Whiles from their iournall labours they did rest [...].
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