blog

[blawg, blog]
noun
1.
a website containing a writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
2.
a single entry or post on such a website: She regularly contributes a blog to the magazine's website.
verb (used without object), blogged, blogging.
3.
to maintain or add new entries to a blog.
verb (used with object), blogged, blogging.
4.
to express or write about on a blog: She’s been blogging her illness for almost a year.

Origin:
1995–2000; shortening of weblog

blogger, noun
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blog (blɒɡ)
 
n
informal Full name: weblog a journal written on-line and accessible to users of the internet
 
'blogger
 
n
 
'blogging
 
n

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Main Entry:  blog
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog, Web log
Example:  Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Etymology:  shortened form of Weblog
Usage:  blog, blogged, blogging v, blogger n
Main Entry:  blog
Part of Speech:  vt
Definition:  to author an online diary or chronology of thoughts
Etymology:  1999-2004; abbr. of Weblog
Usage:  blogged, blogging; blogger, n
Main Entry:  blog
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See weblog
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Word Origin & History

blog
1998, short for weblog (which is attested from 1994, though not in the sense 'online journal'), from (World Wide) Web + log. Joe Bloggs (c.1969) was British slang for "any hypothetical person" (cf. U.S. equivalent Joe Blow); earlier it meant "a servant
boy" in one of the college houses (c.1860, see Partridge, who describes this use as a "perversion of bloke"), and, as a verb, "to defeat" in schoolboy slang. The Blogger online publishing service was launched in 1999.
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Computing Dictionary

blog definition


weblog

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American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
blog
weblog
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blog

online journal where an individual, group, or corporation presents a record of activities, thoughts, or beliefs. Some blogs operate mainly as news filters, collecting various online sources and adding short comments and Internet links. Other blogs concentrate on presenting original material. In addition, many blogs provide a forum to allow visitors to leave comments and interact with the publisher. "To blog" is the act of composing material for a blog. Materials are largely written, but pictures, audio, and videos are important elements of many blogs. The "blogosphere" is the online universe of blogs.

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Example sentences
Get a first-hand feel for scientific exploration by following the blog posts of
  researchers out in the field.
The blog was a way for me to share my deep-rooted passion for food and cooking.
She uses her blog to write lovingly and informatively about an enormous range .
Right now ordinary citizens compose 1.5 million blog posts per day.
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