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catalog

noun cat·a·log \ ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg , -ˌläg \
variants: or catalogue
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of catalog

1 : list, register
  • a catalog of the band's songs
2 a : 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

Examples of catalog in a Sentence

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

  2. a catalog of music album titles

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Origin and Etymology of catalog

Middle English cathaloge, cateloge, from Medieval 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

verb
variants: or catalogue

Definition of catalog

cataloged or catalogued; cataloging or cataloguing
transitive verb
1 : to make a catalog of
  • catalog a collection of books
2 a : 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

cataloger

or cataloguer noun

Examples of catalog in a Sentence

  1. They use the computer to catalog books.

  2. The chart catalogs the results of each test.

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First Known Use of catalog

1598

catalog Synonyms



CATALOG Defined for English Language Learners

catalog

noun

Definition of catalog for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of catalog for English Language Learners

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


CATALOG Defined for Kids

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catalog

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

Definition of catalog for Students

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

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catalog

verb
variants: or catalogue

Definition of catalog for Students

cataloged or catalogued; cataloging or cataloguing
1 : to make a catalog of
2 : to enter in a catalog

cataloger

or cataloguer noun


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