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catalog

noun cat·a·log \ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Simple Definition of catalog

  • : a book containing a list of things that you can buy, use, etc., and often pictures

  • : a group of similar or related things

Full Definition of catalog

  1. 1 :  list, register

  2. 2 a :  a complete enumeration of items arranged systematically with descriptive details b :  a pamphlet or book that contains such a list c :  material in such a list

Examples of catalog

  1. The band played many songs from their catalog of hits.

  2. <a catalog of music album titles>



Variants of catalog

or cat·a·logue play \ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Origin of catalog

Middle English cathaloge, cateloge, from Middle French catalogue, from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos, from katalegein to list, enumerate, from kata- + legein to gather, speak — more at legend


First Known Use: 15th century


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catalog

verb cat·a·log

Simple Definition of catalog

  • : to list or describe (something) in an organized way

Full Definition of catalog

cataloged or cataloguedcatalog·ing or catalogu·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a catalog of

  3. 2 a :  to enter in a catalog b :  to classify (as books or information) descriptively

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make or work on a catalog

  6. 2 :  to become listed in a catalog at a specified price <this stamp catalogs at $2>

cat·a·log·er or cat·a·logu·er noun

Examples of catalog

  1. They use the computer to catalog books.

  2. The chart catalogs the results of each test.



1598

First Known Use of catalog

1598

Variants of catalog

or catalogue



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