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[kat-l-awg, -og] /ˈkæt lˌɔg, -ˌɒg/
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.
any list or record:
a catalog of complaints.
verb (used with object), cataloged or catalogued, cataloging or cataloguing.
to enter (items) in a catalog; make a catalog of.
verb (used without object), cataloged or catalogued, cataloging or cataloguing.
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
late Middle English
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 forms
cataloger, cataloguer, catalogist, cataloguist, noun
[kat-l-oj-ik] /ˌkæt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
catalogical, catalogistic
[kat-l-oh-jis-tik] /ˌkæt l oʊˈdʒɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
miscatalog, miscatalogue, verb (used with object), miscataloged or miscatalogued, miscataloging or miscataloguing.
noncatalog, noncatalogue, adjective
recatalog, verb (used with object), recataloged or recataogued, recataloging or recataloguing.
1, 3. roster, register, record. See list1 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Can I be of any assistance, or is two company when they're cataloguing?

  • For thirteen years (after 1763) Lackington did all his own cataloguing.

    The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
  • It's cataloguing day, and one's not supposed to use the library.

  • 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 Jean Webster
  • Osborne afterwards bought it and Johnson did some of the cataloguing for him.

    Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • He apparently had just finished his day's work of cataloguing.

    The Socialist Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Let us perform the perfunctory task of cataloguing some of these memories.

    South London Sir Walter Besant
Word Origin and History for cataloguing


see catalogue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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