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

While Google intends to eventually have a back catalog of free games included for your $10 monthly fee, Stadia is not primarily a subscription service. Sean Hollister, The Verge, "Google’s Stadia game service is officially coming November: Everything you need to know," 6 June 2019 That puts the service in a different position than Sony’s PlayStation Now or Microsoft’s upcoming xCloud, which offer a broad catalog of titles for a monthly fee. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Google Stadia Goes Live in November," 6 June 2019 His next venture involved digitizing the entire catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on his site called EarthWeb.com. Martha Mccully, latimes.com, "Mindfulness meets Manet," 5 June 2019 Nate Najar/Adrian Cunningham Swing Quartet - Guitarist Najar and multi-instrumentalist Cunningham dig into the catalogs of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. Trevor Fraser, orlandosentinel.com, "Florence + the Machine and more: 5 concerts for your weekend," 4 June 2019 Both films were inspired by ABBA's catalog of songs, and the first film adapted the long-running stage musical of the same name. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Ella Mai's 'Ready' Hits Top 40 for First Time," 12 July 2018 Lora has worked on so many of our iconic films, her work reads like a catalog of Warner Bros.’ greatest hits. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Warner Bros. Head of Casting Lora Kennedy Exits Studio," 31 May 2018 Red Star tells the story in depth in the show’s catalog, but suffice to say the monsters are a reference to the people who care for this Crow land and protect it. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, "Wendy Red Star's New Exhibition Is Part Historical Corrective, Part Ghost Story," 2 Mar. 2019 On Monday, the rapper/singer’s catalog of songs collected 59.6 million streams (audio and video combined) -- up from 9.2 million on June 17. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "XXXTentacion's Music Streams Climb 549% Following Death," 21 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Many of those highs are cataloged on Instagram, where Kaavia has her own account (@kaaviajames) with more than 620,000 followers. Ramou Sarr, Glamour, "Gabrielle Union Is ‘Not Here to Serve Hollywood’," 30 Apr. 2019 The cringing media cataloged his succession of offenses, from egging a neighbor’s house to urinating in a mop bucket, from turning up in a Brazilian brothel to catching a DUI charge after drag-racing his Lamborghini in Miami Beach. Rob Haskell, Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Open Up About Their Passionate, Not-Always-Easy but Absolutely All-In Romance," 7 Feb. 2019 Some of this is because of the automation of less sophisticated tasks, like cataloging inventory, and buying for less stylistically demanding retailers (say, auto parts). New York Times, "High-Skilled White-Collar Work? Machines Can Do That, Too," 7 July 2018 Brazile has won so much stuff he’s given it to a local merchant at home in Decatur to catalog and enshrine. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 In the late 19th century, the Harvard College Observatory employed a group of women who collected, studied, and cataloged thousands of images of stars on glass plates. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of 'Hidden Figures' and the Women Who Crunched the Numbers for NASA," 3 Feb. 2017 His app helps visitors avoid inadvertently excessive generosity by cataloging gratuity practices in more than 200 countries and regions. Ryan Haase, WSJ, "Six Indispensable Apps for Business Travelers," 30 Aug. 2018 In turn, that department will catalog the number of complaints filed in each office, spokesman Bruce Whidden said. Dakota Smith, latimes.com, "Mayor's office won't talk about 'inappropriate behavior' among Garcetti staff," 18 June 2018 The office keeps and catalogs personal effects found with the bodies, which also can help ID them. Bob Ortega, CNN, "For families of vanished migrants, unidentified remains mean answers never come," 15 May 2018

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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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catalog

noun

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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