card catalog

noun

Definition of card catalog

:a catalog (as of books) in which the entries are arranged systematically on cards

Recent Examples of card catalog from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'card catalog.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of card catalog

1854


CARD CATALOG Defined for English Language Learners

card catalog

noun

Definition of card catalog for English Language Learners

  • : a set of cards in a library that have information about books, journals, etc., written on them and are arranged in alphabetical order


Learn More about card catalog


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up card catalog? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!