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blog

[blawg, blog] /blɔg, blɒg/
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
1995-2000; shortening of weblog
Related forms
blogger, noun
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Examples from the web for blog
  • 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.
  • It's a silent conversation taking place in cyberspace on a new blog.
  • When her objections are ignored, she and two friends create a blog to encourage other students to speak up about injustices.
  • Encouraged by his family, Saramago agreed to blog about any and everything he had to say.
  • Each question is linked to an article or blog post in which an answer can be found.
  • The new release ensures that your links won't break when an article or blog post is updated or revised.
  • For example, if a blog post is about dogs, ads for dog food or dog grooming might appear beside it.
British Dictionary definitions for blog

blog

/blɒɡ/
noun
1.
(informal) an online journal Full name weblog
Derived Forms
blogger, noun
blogging, noun
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Contemporary definitions for blog
noun

an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog , Web log

Examples

Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

Word Origin

shortened form of Weblog

Usage Note

blog, blogged, blogging v, blogger n

transitive verb

to author an online diary or chronology of thoughts

Word Origin

1999-2004; abbr. of Weblog

Usage Note

blogged, blogging; blogger, n

noun

See weblog

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Word Origin and History for blog
n.

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 blog 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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blog in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for blog

blog

weblog
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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