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 But the company faces competition — largely from Apple, which has offered news and narrative podcasts since 2005 and currently has a bigger catalog with 750,000 podcasts. Ken Fowler, CNN, "For Spotify, music might not actually be the key to success," 20 Dec. 2019 Democrats do not see it that way, and have prepared a catalog of all of the ways that Trump has obstructed their inquiry that could form the basis for its own article of impeachment in the Judiciary Committee. BostonGlobe.com, "In a 123-page document that echoes the defiant messaging that Trump has employed in his own defense, the Republicans do not concede a single point of wrongdoing or hint of misbehavior by the president, according to a copy reviewed by The New York Times before its planned release on Tuesday.," 3 Dec. 2019 Democrats do not see it that way, and have prepared a catalog of all of the ways that Mr. Trump has obstructed their inquiry that could form the basis for its own article of impeachment. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "Democrats Ready Impeachment Report as Republicans Argue Trump Did Nothing Wrong," 2 Dec. 2019 Among the catalog of hits put out by Destiny’s Child during their heyday, there’s one song that seriously bugs Kelly Rowland. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Kelly Rowland Names Her Least-Favorite Destiny's Child Song — and Shoots Down Reunion Rumors," 25 Nov. 2019 In May, Sony Interactive revealed the launch of PlayStation Productions, a production studio that will mine the company's extensive catalog of video game titles for film and television. Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sony Interactive Entertainment Names Hermen Hulst Head of Worldwide Studios," 7 Nov. 2019 From this playful exploration, a catalog of fanciful designs emerged. Quanta Magazine, "Computers Evolve a New Path Toward Human Intelligence," 6 Nov. 2019 Expansions, expansions, expansions The remainder is a litany of expansions for Paradox’s ever-growing catalog of ongoing games. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "PDXCON 2019: Paradox reveals Crusader Kings III, Surviving the Aftermath, and more," 19 Oct. 2019 The images serve as searing catalogs of the ways in which immigrants are treated upon arrival in the U.S. Kiefer came upon many of these items whilr working as a janitor at a Customs and Border Protection station in Arizona. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: How L.A. photographer George Rodriguez chronicled every corner of the city," 17 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The archive has three employees, including Mr. George, and regularly hires interns to assist in cataloging. Derek M. Norman, New York Times, "Wanted: A Home for Three Million Records," 3 Jan. 2020 Until that point, I had largely succeeded in remaining cerebral and detached, systematically cataloging my symptoms and charting my course. Jessica Lichter, STAT, "The day I ‘declared myself’ — and was in surgery just hours later," 22 Nov. 2019 This information, cataloged and collected by an objective third party, is critical in court, Rabin said. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "What are DIY rape kits? And why are they being condemned?," 24 Sep. 2019 But in a series of posts last week, Hess cataloged his heartbreaking decision to forgo surgery so Carrizo could spend his last days in comfort. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Carrizo’s last stand: A rescued cat from Arizona and the Alaska photographer who can’t save him this time.," 13 Dec. 2019 Over 130 fish kill reports were cataloged between Sept. 1 and Nov. 20 with red tide listed as the cause of death, according to the FWC’s fish kill data base. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "After 2 months of red tide scare, cold temperatures have abated the spread on Florida’s west coast," 12 Dec. 2019 The museum says in a news release that other artifacts acquired since his death are being preserved and cataloged, including a guitar given to King by Les Paul. USA TODAY, "Art against incarceration, glacial melt that could hurt a fly: News from around our 50 states," 22 Nov. 2019 Sometime soon, the photographs, papers and other office items will be cataloged and donated to Howard University, Cummings’ alma mater. Jeff Barker, baltimoresun.com, "After ‘unfathomable loss,’ Elijah Cummings’ congressional staff is in limbo as it carries on without him," 21 Nov. 2019 Agencies under President Trump are cataloging climate impacts in the mandatory environmental reviews that precede major federal actions. Adam Aton, Scientific American, "As Trump Administration Downplays Warming, Agencies Chronicle Climate Impacts," 9 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of catalog was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Catalog.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catalog. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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