catalog

noun
cat·​a·​log | \ ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce catalog (audio) , -ˌläg \
variants: or catalogue

Definition of catalog

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : list, register a catalog of the band's songs
2a : a complete enumeration of items arranged systematically with descriptive details a catalog of the company's products
b : a pamphlet or book that contains such a list a mail-order catalog a university catalog
c : material in such a list

catalog

verb
variants: or catalogue
cataloged or catalogued; cataloging or cataloguing

Definition of catalog (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make a catalog of catalog a collection of books
2a : to enter in a catalog
b : to classify (something, such as books or information) descriptively Scientific monographs are cataloged into a database that will be available to researchers.

intransitive verb

1 : to make or work on a catalog
2 : to become listed in a catalog at a specified price this stamp catalogs at $2

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Other Words from catalog

Verb

cataloger or cataloguer noun

Examples of catalog in a Sentence

Noun The band played many songs from their catalog of hits. a catalog of music album titles Verb They use the computer to catalog books. The chart catalogs the results of each test.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun His credits extended well beyond the Seger catalog: From the '70s onward, Reed also worked with acts such as Ted Nugent, Robin Gibb, Enchantment, Foghat, Grand Funk Railroad and more. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Alto Reed, longtime saxophone player with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, dies at 72," 30 Dec. 2020 The podcast officially wrapped up in the summer, but the back catalog has enough life-affirming gems to keep your faith in humanity strong for months. New York Times, "7 Podcasts to Comfort and Connect," 25 Dec. 2020 The purchase price for the Dylan catalog reportedly was around $400 million. Star Tribune, "Schafer: What's behind the big decision Bob Dylan just made," 18 Dec. 2020 Wise Music Group has acquired the catalog of late Italian composer Riziero ‘Riz’ Ortolani. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Publishing Briefs: Tate McRae Signs With Sony/ATV, Reservoir Gives 'Lady Marmalade' Co-Writer a Go," 17 Dec. 2020 Gaia’s 2018 data release fell on a Wednesday, and the mad rush to download the catalog froze its website, Koppelman recalled. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, "The New History of the Milky Way," 15 Dec. 2020 And for a New Year’s Eve dinner at the casino’s Prime Cut eatery, Rick Ellis will sing from the Frank Sinatra catalog for two seatings (5 and 8 p.m., $125 per person). Ron Donoho Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Openings, renovations move forward at area’s casinos," 13 Dec. 2020 In the weeks leading up to the sale, most auction houses offer a preview so potential buyers can open drawers and check for scratches on items that caught their eye in the catalog. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, "The Rich Rewards of Online Furniture Auctions, and How to Get Started," 11 Dec. 2020 Many games, including every title in the Ubisoft catalog, include a similar on-screen warning for photosensitive players. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 now features an epilepsy warning," 10 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb There are so many subtypes, in fact, that scientists aren’t sure how to even fully catalog them yet. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Hey, There's a Second Brain in Your Gut," 11 Dec. 2020 Ohio Edison and First Energy have teamed up to utilize the aircraft to inspect and catalog damage from recent storms. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "North Ridgeville offers emergency medical ID cards, assesses storm damage," 8 Dec. 2020 Over a dozen volunteers helped catalog over 700 items, ranging from rare editions of romance classics to manuscript consultations with prominent authors like Sarah MacLean. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Romance authors and readers raised almost $400,000 to help Stacey Abrams turn Georgia blue," 25 Nov. 2020 The group’s next steps are to catalog the boards, do 3D scans and build a virtual gallery. NBC News, "Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals," 14 Dec. 2020 The group’s next steps are to catalog the boards, do 3D scans, and build a virtual gallery. Christine Fernando, The Christian Science Monitor, "From streets to museums: Artists archive 2020 summer of protest," 14 Dec. 2020 The committee members’ most important job is also their most difficult: reviewing confidential incident reports that catalog the dangers faced by Arizonans with developmental disabilities. Amy Silverman For Arizona Daily Star, ProPublica, "They Made a Revolutionary System to Protect People With Developmental Disabilities. Now It’s Falling Apart.," 12 Dec. 2020 The reports that catalog their 2019 holdings don’t precisely value their assets. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, "What’s your Congress member worth?," 25 Nov. 2020 With the 2020 election over, the polling industry has begun once more to catalog its shortcomings, including a lack of diversity. Maria Eloisa Capurro, Bloomberg.com, "Trump’s Latino Support Was Overlooked by Pollsters That Lack Diversity," 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of catalog

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for catalog

Noun

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

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Cite this Entry

“Catalog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catalog. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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catalog

noun
How to pronounce catalog (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of catalog

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a book containing a list of things that you can buy, use, etc., and often pictures
: a group of similar or related things

catalog

verb

English Language Learners Definition of catalog (Entry 2 of 2)

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

catalog

noun
cat·​a·​log
variants: or catalogue \ ˈka-​tə-​ˌlȯg \

Kids Definition of catalog

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a book containing brief descriptions of things that can be purchased or signed up for a garden supply catalog a college course catalogue
2 : a list of names, titles, or articles arranged by some system

catalog

verb
variants: or catalogue
cataloged or catalogued; cataloging or cataloguing

Kids Definition of catalog (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to make a catalog of
2 : to enter in a catalog

Other Words from catalog

cataloger or cataloguer noun

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