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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A systematic list of names, books, pictures etc.
  • n. A complete (usually alphabetical) list of items.
  • n. A list of all the publications in a library.
  • n. A university calendar.
  • n. A directory listing.
  • v. To put into a catalogue.
  • v. To make a catalogue of.
  • v. To add items (e.g. books) to an existing catalogue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order.
  • transitive v. To make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A list or register of separate items; an itemized statement or enumeration; specifically, a list or enumeration of the names of men or things, with added particulars, disposed in a certain order, generally alphabetical: as, a catalogue of the students of a college, of the stars, or of a museum or a library. See card-catalogue.
  • n. Synonyms List, Catalogue. List means a mere enumeration of individual persons or articles, while catalogue properly supposes some description, with the names in a certain order. Thus we speak of a subscription list, but of the catalogue of a museum or a library.
  • To make a catalogue of; enter in a catalogue.

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

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

Etymologies

From Late Latin catalogus, itself from Ancient Greek κατάλογος (katalogos, "an enrollment, a register, a list, catalogue"), from καταλέγω (katalego, "to recount, to tell at length or in order, to make a list"), from κατά (kata, "downwards, towards") + λέγω (lego, "to gather, to pick up, to choose for oneself, to pick out, to count.") (Wiktionary)

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