- a list or record, as of items for sale or courses at a university, systematically arranged and often including descriptive material: a stamp catalog.
- something that contains such a list or record, as a book, leaflet, or file.
- 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.
- any list or record: a catalog of complaints.
- to enter (items) in a catalog; make a catalog of.
- to produce a catalog.
- to have a specified price as listed in a catalog: This model catalogs for $49.95.
- to offer merchandise in a mail-order catalog.
- 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
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1, 3. roster, register, record. See list1.
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A cross between a Lincecumii and Elvira credited to Munson but not cataloged by him.The Grapes of New York
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Many of these must be at hand in the school building and so classified and cataloged that they are available at short notice.
The smallest public library should be classified and cataloged.A Library Primer
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Books can not be cataloged properly without information necessary in the operation of ordering.
Word Origin and History for cataloged
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper