- 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
SynonymsSee more synonyms for catalog on Thesaurus.com
1, 3. roster, register, record. See list1.
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Examples from the Web for catalog
Phones on desks, linens on beds, catalog cards spilling out of the filing cabinets—all covered with a fine patina of dust.The Ghost Hotels of the Catskills
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To do so would be to catalog a series of Brazilian defensive horrors, each of which was castigated by the Germans.Germany Humiliates World Cup Host Brazil 7-1 in Semifinal Slaughter
July 8, 2014
The exact nature of the fiscal offers he has put on the table, and a catalog of Republican rejectionism.Advice for Obama: Forget Bulworth. Try Rambo.
May 18, 2013
The Miscegenation Ball was an exception in its otherwise bland, though proficient, catalog.How a Racist Newspaper Defeated Lincoln in New York in the 1864 Election
May 2, 2013
“This is not a fashion show,” Stewart scolded good-naturedly when I asked her to catalog her courtroom-ready wardrobe.Martha Stewart in the Dock Over Macy’s Lawsuit: ‘I Did My Time!’
March 6, 2013
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.John Baptist Jackson
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.Fighting Byng
Word Origin and History for catalog
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