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JOURNAL, n. jur'nal. [L. diurnum. This was originally an adjective, signifying daily, as in Spenser and Shakespeare; but the adjective is obsolete.]

1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events; or the book containing such account.

2. Among merchants, a book in which every particular article or charge is fairly entered from the waste book or blotter.

3. In navigation, a daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, and other occurrences.

4. A paper published daily, or other newspaper; also, the title of a book or pamphlet published at stated times, containing an account of inventions, discoveries and improvements in arts and sciences; as the Journal de Savans; the Journal of Science.



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JOURNAL, n. jur'nal. [L. diurnum. This was originally an adjective, signifying daily, as in Spenser and Shakespeare; but the adjective is obsolete.]

1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events; or the book containing such account.

2. Among merchants, a book in which every particular article or charge is fairly entered from the waste book or blotter.

3. In navigation, a daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, and other occurrences.

4. A paper published daily, or other newspaper; also, the title of a book or pamphlet published at stated times, containing an account of inventions, discoveries and improvements in arts and sciences; as the Journal de Savans; the Journal of Science.

JOUR'NAL, n. [jur'nal; Fr. journal; It. giornale, from giorno, a day; Corn. jurna; W. diurnod; L. diurnum. This was originally an adjective, signifying daily, as in Spenser and Shakspeare; but the adjective is obsolete.]

  1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events; or the book containing such account.
  2. Among merchants, a book in which every particular article or charge is fairly entered from the waste book or blotter.
  3. In navigation, a daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, and other occurrences.
  4. A paper published daily, or other newspaper; also, the title of a book or pamphlet published at stated times, containing an account of inventions, discoveries and improvements in arts and sciences; as, the Journal de Savans; the Journal of Science.

Jour"nal
  1. Daily; diurnal.

    [Obs.]

    Whiles from their journal labors they did rest. Spenser.

  2. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events.

    Specifically: (a) (Bookkeeping)
  3. That which has occurred in a day; a day's work or travel; a day's journey.

    [Obs. *** R.] B. Jonson.
  4. 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.

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Journal

JOURNAL, noun jur'nal. [Latin diurnum. This was originally an adjective, signifying daily, as in Spenser and Shakespeare; but the adjective is obsolete.]

1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events; or the book containing such account.

2. Among merchants, a book in which every particular article or charge is fairly entered from the waste book or blotter.

3. In navigation, a daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, and other occurrences.

4. A paper published daily, or other newspaper; also, the title of a book or pamphlet published at stated times, containing an account of inventions, discoveries and improvements in arts and sciences; as the journal de Savans; the journal of Science.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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QUAL'IFIER, n. He or that which qualifies; that which modifies, reduces, tempers or restrains.

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