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[web-lawg, -log] /ˈwɛbˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg/
original term for blog.
Origin of weblog
1995-2000; (World Wide) Web + log1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for weblog
  • My main reason for putting up a weblog, for now, is to have somewhere students can easily access our schedule and syllabus.
  • Some bloggers earn commissions on items bought through a link from their weblog, or receive donations from charitable readers.
  • It is why your posts have been deleted from this weblog.
  • Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.
  • And, he's fired up a weblog to chronicle his journey.
  • If you are a regular reader of this weblog, please consider filling out the survey.
  • He has a full entry on this at the new weblog of his research group.
  • Two of the methods used will be familiar to readers of this weblog.
  • But onto more pressing concerns in relation to the topicality of this weblog.
  • Finally, if using words rather than pictures is your favorite method of communicating online, consider a weblog.
British Dictionary definitions for weblog


the full name for blog
Derived Forms
weblogger, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for weblog

a personal Web site that provides updated headlines and news articles of other sites that are of interest to the user, also may include journal entries, commentaries and recommendations compiled by the user; also written web log , Weblog ; also called blog

Usage Note



See blog

See weblog's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for weblog

by 1994; see blog.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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weblog in Science
A website that displays in chronological order the postings by one or more individuals and usually has links to comments on specific postings.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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weblog in Technology
World-Wide Web
(Commonly "blog") Any kind of diary published on the World-Wide Web, usually written by an individual (a "blogger") but also by corporate bodies. Blogging is regarded by some as an important social phenomenon as it contributes to the easy exchange of ideas among a large and growing international community ("the blogosphere").
The home page usually shows the most recent article and links to earlier articles, the owner's profile and web logs written by the owner's friends. There is usually a facility for readers to add comments to the bottom of articles.
There are many sites like ( where you can create a blog for free. Many web logs consist almost entirely of links to other web logs, some publish original content, a few are worth reading.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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