- 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
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Examples from the Web for catalogue
Every year, we catalogue the best columns of the year here at The Daily Beast.The Best Columns of 2014
John Avlon, Errol Louis
December 31, 2014
Catalogue, published by Flammarion (2014), includes photographs from the Magnum Photos archives and text by Éric Hazan.A History of Paris in 150 Photographs
December 14, 2014
Meanwhile CBS announced a similar deal this year that will offer their catalogue of shows online for a monthly fee.Binge Watching is the New Bonding Time
The Daily Beast
December 10, 2014
Stacked next to his Catalogue of Expert Witnesses are heaps of anti-heavy-metal pamphlets.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
In the catalogue, Mellors says that the trio of selectors “have not curated anything.”These Young Artists Want You to Feel Something
November 29, 2013
Once he got a catalogue from an installment house, and tried to hide it from her.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Simple as it appeared, the making of a catalogue took a long time.In the Midst of Alarms
No catalogue of American qualities and defects can exclude the trait of individualism.The American Mind
Can any correspondent tell me where I can get a catalogue of birds' eggs?
A catalogue of engravers who have been born, or resided in England.Why Bewick Succeeded
- a complete, usually alphabetical list of items, often with notes giving details
- a book, usually illustrated, containing details of items for sale, esp as used by mail-order companies
- a list of all the books or resources of a library
- US and Canadian a publication issued by a university, college, etc, listing courses offered, regulations, services, etc
- NZ a list of wool lots prepared for auction
- to compile a catalogue of (a library)
- to add (books, items, etc) to an existing catalogue
Word Origin and History for catalogue
early 15c., from Old French catalogue "list, index" (14c.), and directly from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos "a list, register, enrollment" (e.g. the katalogos neon, the "catalogue of ships" in the "Iliad"), from kata "down; completely" (see cata-) + legein "to say, count" (see lecture (n.)).
1590s, "to make a catalogue;" see catalogue (n.). From 1630s as "to enter into a catalogue." Related: Catalogued; cataloguing.