- 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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Examples from the Web for cataloguing
I use a method I learned when I was 14, in Western Civilization class, cataloguing ideas on index cards, in shoe boxes.Elizabeth Gilbert: How I Write
October 2, 2013
Even Michelle Malkin's Twitchy.com devoted time to cataloguing praise for the venerable Cramer.Richard Ben Cramer Dies at 62
January 8, 2013
Can I be of any assistance, or is two company when they're cataloguing?In the Midst of Alarms
For thirteen years (after 1763) Lackington did all his own cataloguing.The Book-Hunter in London
It's cataloguing day, and one's not supposed to use the library.For the Sake of the School
Well, he went on with his fetching and carrying and cataloguing and packing.Queen Sheba's Ring
H. Rider Haggard
In my growing zeal for cataloguing people, I should like to get our doctor tabulated.Dear Enemy
Word Origin and History for cataloguing
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