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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A list or itemized display, as of titles, course offerings, or articles for exhibition or sale, usually including descriptive information or illustrations.
  • noun A publication, such as a book or pamphlet, containing such a list or display.
  • noun A list or enumeration.
  • noun A card catalog.
  • intransitive verb To make an itemized list of.
  • intransitive verb To list or include in a catalog.
  • intransitive verb To classify (a book or publication, for example) according to a categorical system.
  • intransitive verb To make a catalog.
  • intransitive verb To be listed in a catalog.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A recent spelling of catalogue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Catalogue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US, Canada Alternative spelling of catalogue.
  • verb Alternative spelling of catalogue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically
  • verb make a catalogue, compile a catalogue
  • noun a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things
  • verb make an itemized list or catalog of; classify

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English cathaloge, list, register, from Old French catalogue, from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos, from katalegein, to list : kata-, down, off; see cata– + legein, to count; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

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