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from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a catalogue of; enter in a catalogue.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

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

  • transitive verb To make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue.
  • noun A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order.
  • noun a catalogue, as of books, having each item entered on a separate card, and the cards arranged in cases by subjects, or authors, or alphabetically.
  • noun a catalogue of books, etc., classed according to their subjects.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.")

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