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

  • n. A list or itemized display, as of titles, course offerings, or articles for exhibition or sale, usually including descriptive information or illustrations.
  • n. A publication, such as a book or pamphlet, containing such a list or display: a catalog of fall fashions; a seed catalog.
  • n. A list or enumeration: "the long catalogue of his concerns: unemployment, housing, race, drugs, the decay of the inner city, the environment and family life” ( Anthony Holden).
  • n. A card catalog.
  • transitive v. To make an itemized list of: catalog a record collection.
  • transitive v. To list or include in a catalog.
  • transitive v. To classify (a book or publication, for example) according to a categorical system.
  • intransitive v. To make a catalog.
  • intransitive v. To be listed in a catalog: an item that catalogs for 200 dollars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of catalogue.
  • v. Alternative spelling of catalogue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catalogue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A recent spelling of catalogue.

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

  • n. a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically
  • v. make a catalogue, compile a catalogue
  • n. a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things
  • v. 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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