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 Or browsed a Sears Office Furniture catalog from 1959? James Lileks, Star Tribune, "Online archives let you explore America's attic – from comedy and radio to newspapers of yore," 9 Nov. 2020 After moving to its current location on Broadway and 12th Street, the store built a catalog that in 2015 included 2.5 million new, used and rare books. Jay Croft, CNN, "New York's famous Strand bookstore says it could become a Covid casualty," 24 Oct. 2020 Retailers can now promote a Facebook Shop on WhatsApp, a product catalog that works across all of the company’s apps, including Instagram. Kurt Wagner, Bloomberg.com, "WhatsApp Banks on Business Messaging Over Ads for Revenue," 22 Oct. 2020 About 30 years ago, a man in Winter Park introduced him to The Winfield Collection, a catalog filled with patterns for wooden cutouts for every occasion. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando man goes ‘all out’ for Halloween to honor his late wife," 19 Oct. 2020 Although people often underestimate the influence of the mind on the body, a growing catalog of research shows that high levels of stress over an extended time can drastically alter physical function and affect nearly every organ system. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive, "Headache? Hair loss? Teeth grinding? Coronavirus stress hits hard," 18 Oct. 2020 Diamond releases a monthly preorder catalog and determines which comics and merchandise will be available for sale to individuals and shops. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, "'Spanish comics don't sell': Phoenix artist fights to prove the comic book industry wrong," 9 Oct. 2020 Following the death of Eddie Van Halen on Oct. 6, his namesake band’s catalog of songs were streamed over 31 million times in the U.S., according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "Van Halen’s Songs Were Streamed More Than 30 Million Times After Eddie Van Halen’s Death," 9 Oct. 2020 Mathematicians created and uploaded pieces of digitized mathematics, gradually building a catalog for Lean to draw on. Quanta Magazine, "Building the Mathematical Library of the Future," 1 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Talesfore remembered being bewildered by the way Lawson’s mind just seemed to catalog and memorize with seemingly no effort. Annie Vainshtein, SFChronicle.com, "Jerry Lawson revolutionized video gaming from his Silicon Valley garage. Then the world forgot him," 15 Nov. 2020 Matthew Muttart, a field director with Wood PLC, tells Kitchener Today that the excavation team and First Nations groups will work together to clean and catalog the artifacts this winter. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, "Remnants of Woodland Iroquois Village Discovered in Ontario," 21 Oct. 2020 As well, political analysts and surely public memories, too, still catalog George W. Bush’s year 2000 win over Al Gore as one of the closest and most rancorous defeats in American political history. Dallas News, "Generation X and millennials sound off on why they did — or didn’t — vote," 3 Nov. 2020 Elizabeth Chappell, an oral historian at the Open University in the United Kingdom, encountered similar difficulties after setting out to catalog atomic bomb survivors’ testimony. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "Nine Eyewitness Accounts of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki," 5 Aug. 2020 Oodles of Reddit posts catalog moments of violation: housemates or family unwittingly captured on camera, normal body movements flagged as illicit behavior, and the existential exhaustion of performing obedience. Clive Thompson, Wired, "What AI College Exam Proctors Are Really Teaching Our Kids," 20 Oct. 2020 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding a project to catalog and compare hundreds of unique antibodies from labs around the globe. Sandi Doughton, Star Tribune, "Monoclonal antibodies could fill treatment gap until vaccines arrive, but at a cost," 8 Oct. 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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The first known use of catalog was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Catalog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catalog. Accessed 1 Dec. 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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