Journal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒɜːrnl|  American pronunciation of the word journal
Brit.  |ˈdʒəːn(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word journal


- a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations (syn: diary)
- a periodical dedicated to a particular subject

he reads the medical journals

- a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred (syn: daybook)
- a record book as a physical object
- the part of the axle contained by a bearing


I've been keeping a journal for several years.

She records her dreams in a journal.

He decided to keep a journal.

The report was published in a leading medical journal.

Ten scientists contributed to the special edition of the journal.

In her journal, she recorded her impressions of the city.

Keeping a journal is a good discipline for a writer.

I'm preparing the results of my study for submission to a medical journal.

...the account in his journal coheres with the official report of the battle...

...the journal cites the spot, scilicet present-day Provincetown, as the location of the Pilgrims' first landfall...

He marked the date in his journal.

I consider your journal one of the best possible mediums for such an article.

He just published a paper in the journal.

Bessie's mind was not quite in tune with the profundities of that learned journal.

The journal had a devoted following of around 1000 subscribers.

Word forms

singular: journal
plural: journals
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