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

The move was met with furrowed brows and a catalog of questions. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas introduces Floréal as track and field head coach.," 14 June 2018 Google has confirmed that its revamped YouTube Music streaming service will eventually support key features of its Google Play Music app, including the ability for users to upload music files that may not exist in the service’s streaming catalog. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music but won’t kill user uploads," 24 May 2018 While Amazon Music doesn’t report subscriber numbers by nation, the United Kingdom is now among 35 markets worldwide offering access through Alexa to Amazon Music Unlimited’s streaming catalog of 40 million songs. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Billboard's 73 International Power Players Revealed: Ed Sheeran's Manager Stuart Camp Leads The Field," 21 May 2018 Specifically, the movement is seeking action from RCA Records, Kelly’s label; Spotify and Apple Music, which stream Kelly’s catalog; and Ticketmaster, which has sold tickets to his concerts. NBC News, "Time's Up campaign takes aim at R. Kelly over sex abuse claims, joining #MuteRKelly," 1 May 2018 Last year, fans had renamed Coachella to Beychella in 2018, as many celebrated a performance that featured songs from the singer's extensive catalog of work. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Beyoncé’s Coachella Pyramid Stage Is on Display at This Year’s Festival," 12 Apr. 2019 Mid-Century Modern design gets name-dropped a lot these days, and can be seen everywhere from the Museum of Modern Art to the Target catalog. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This Is Why Millennials Love Mid-Century Modern Homes So Much," 7 Dec. 2018 Ikea announced an effort to ramp up e-commerce operations operations back in 2015, focusing mainly on bringing most of its catalog online. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Why your Ikea shopping experience may be changing soon," 26 Nov. 2018 Rosanne Cash and her husband John Leventhal present a show celebrating her extensive catalog of music. Annie Alleman, Naperville Sun, "Rosanne Cash brings some new music to McAninch show," 3 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 For 95 years, the collection of artifacts was stored, cataloged, and studied. Cristela Guerra, BostonGlobe.com, "The MFA, the FBI, and the 4,000-year-old mummy," 25 Apr. 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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