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 for catalog

1, 3. roster, register, record. See list1.
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Examples from the Web for catalog

Contemporary Examples of catalog

Historical Examples of catalog

  • 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
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper