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catalog

or cat·a·logue

[kat-l-awg, -og]
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noun
  1. a list or record, as of items for sale or courses at a university, systematically arranged and often including descriptive material: a stamp catalog.
  2. something that contains such a list or record, as a book, leaflet, or file.
  3. 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.
  4. any list or record: a catalog of complaints.
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verb (used with object), cat·a·loged or cat·a·logued, cat·a·log·ing or cat·a·logu·ing.
  1. to enter (items) in a catalog; make a catalog of.
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verb (used without object), cat·a·loged or cat·a·logued, cat·a·log·ing or cat·a·logu·ing.
  1. to produce a catalog.
  2. to have a specified price as listed in a catalog: This model catalogs for $49.95.
  3. to offer merchandise in a mail-order catalog.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or carrying on business through a mail-order catalog: catalog sales.
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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

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1, 3. roster, register, record. See list1.
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Related Words for cataloguing

designation, grade, analysis, arrangement, allocation, regulation, allotment, distribution, coordination, register, detail, note, place, classify, file, enter, post, specify, distribute, plan

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Contemporary Examples of cataloguing

Historical Examples of cataloguing

  • 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.

  • 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


Word Origin and History for cataloguing

catalog

see catalogue.

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