Derived forms of cataloguecataloguer or cataloguist, noun
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What does catalogue mean?
A catalogue is a list or record of items. It is sometimes spelled catalog, which is often the preferred spelling in the U.S.
It commonly refers to a list of things being offered, such as items for sale or courses at a school. The point of such a catalogue is typically to arrange the information in an orderly way—often with descriptions—so that the items can be easily found.
The word often refers to a printed copy of the list, especially in the context of items available for purchase from a particular company.
Catalogue can also be used to refer to a collection of works, such as by a particular artist, as in I love every album in her catalogue.
A card catalogue is a file containing information about the books and other materials held in a library. Card catalogs were once commonly physical cabinets of drawers containing cards but now often exist online.
Sometimes, catalogue is used in a very general way as another way of saying list, as in a catalogue of complaints.
Catalogue can also be used as a verb meaning to record items with a list, as in Please catalogue all of the new titles.
Example: The course catalogue lists all of the classes that are available to take.
Where does catalogue come from?
The first records of the word catalogue come from the 1400s. It comes from the Greek katálogos, meaning “a register,” from the verb katalégein, meaning “to list” or “to count up.”
Register can be used as a synonym of catalogue, as can inventory and index. Perhaps the most general synonym of catalogue is list. The kind of catalogue that you can order products from and comes in the form of a printed booklet is still somewhat common, despite the popularity of online shopping.
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What are some other forms related to catalogue?
- catalog (alternate spelling)
- cataloguer (noun)
- miscatalogue (verb)
- recatalogue (verb)
What are some synonyms for catalogue?
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How is catalogue used in real life?
Catalogue can be used in all kinds of contexts involving lists of items. In the U.S., the spelling catalog is often preferred.
The Archives building is closed to the public until further notice. We continue to offer our e-Services such as the online catalogue, web site, and our email query service & continuing our work on listing, indexing and preserving collections…stay safe pic.twitter.com/14fqtpGAUT
— Cork Archives (@corkarchives) January 5, 2021
An entire catalogue of Soviet Sausages.https://t.co/DTujKCuE8b
thanks @mtechman @ykomska pic.twitter.com/i5BZd6mOSB
— Present & Correct (@presentcorrect) December 31, 2020
Just found the picture of what now feels like a one of those quietly foundational moments of one's career. Here's (a much younger) me with the team that worked in cataloguing the library of San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane in Rome from December 2012. pic.twitter.com/xvSq54QGy3
— Eduardo Fernández (@ApocalypsisNova) January 5, 2021
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of catalogue?
How to use catalogue in a sentence
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|DAILY BEAST
It was like a constant assault, an almost stupefying catalogue of mindless racial insult and injury.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Catalogue, published by Flammarion (2014), includes photographs from the Magnum Photos archives and text by Éric Hazan.A History of Paris in 150 Photographs|Sarah Moroz|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The accompanying 184 page catalogue includes 154 photos, of which 150 have not previously been published.The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014|Robert Birnbaum|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Within a hundred yards I met my two friends, Varnhorst and Guiscard, and poured out my whole catalogue of wrongs at once.
This insect appears to be a Chrysolopus in M. Dejean's Catalogue.
He published a catalogue of all the works known to have been printed from the invention of the art of printing to the year 1536.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Bud set him down on the bunk, gave him a mail-order catalogue to look at, and went out again into the storm.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
Is this long catalogue of proofs of such a nature as to inspire us with great confidence in the hidden views of the Divinity?Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier