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catalog

or cat·a·logue

[kat-l-awg, -og]
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noun
  1. a list or record, as of items for sale or courses at a university, systematically arranged and often including descriptive material: a stamp catalog.
  2. something that contains such a list or record, as a book, leaflet, or file.
  3. a list of the contents of a library or a group of libraries, arranged according to any of various systems.Compare card catalog, on-line catalog, union catalog.
  4. any list or record: a catalog of complaints.
verb (used with object), cat·a·loged or cat·a·logued, cat·a·log·ing or cat·a·logu·ing.
  1. to enter (items) in a catalog; make a catalog of.
verb (used without object), cat·a·loged or cat·a·logued, cat·a·log·ing or cat·a·logu·ing.
  1. to produce a catalog.
  2. to have a specified price as listed in a catalog: This model catalogs for $49.95.
  3. to offer merchandise in a mail-order catalog.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or carrying on business through a mail-order catalog: catalog sales.

Origin of catalog

1425–75; late Middle English cataloge < Late Latin catalogus < Greek katálogos a register (akin to katalégein to count up), equivalent to kata- cata- + -logos reckoning
Related formscat·a·log·er, cat·a·logu·er, cat·a·log·ist, cat·a·logu·ist, nouncat·a·log·ic [kat-l-oj-ik] /ˌkæt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/, cat·a·log·i·cal, cat·a·lo·gis·tic [kat-l-oh-jis-tik] /ˌkæt l oʊˈdʒɪs tɪk/, adjectivemis·cat·a·log, mis·cat·a·logue, verb (used with object), mis·cat·a·loged or mis·cat·a·logued, mis·cat·a·log·ing or mis·cat·a·logu·ing.non·cat·a·log, non·cat·a·logue, adjectivere·cat·a·log, verb (used with object), re·cat·a·loged or re·cat·a·ogued, re·cat·a·log·ing or re·cat·a·logu·ing.

Synonyms

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1, 3. roster, register, record. See list1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for catalog

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Historical Examples

  • Other people's miseries are not interesting and I shall not catalog mine.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Jacksons blocks are not listed in the Remondini catalog of 1817.

  • Make a catalog of your bad habits; of the most important of your good ones.

    The Mind and Its Education

    George Herbert Betts

  • A catalog was published of which were printed more than forty editions.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • I asked, getting Ike Barry's catalog and opening it on the veranda table.


Word Origin and History for catalog

see catalogue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper