follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

catalog

or catalogue

[kat-l-awg, -og] /ˈkæt lˌɔg, -ˌɒg/
noun
1.
a list or record, as of items for sale or courses at a university, systematically arranged and often including descriptive material:
a stamp catalog.
2.
something that contains such a list or record, as a book, leaflet, or file.
3.
a list of the contents of a library or a group of libraries, arranged according to any of various systems.
4.
any list or record:
a catalog of complaints.
verb (used with object), cataloged or catalogued, cataloging or cataloguing.
5.
to enter (items) in a catalog; make a catalog of.
verb (used without object), cataloged or catalogued, cataloging or cataloguing.
6.
to produce a catalog.
7.
to have a specified price as listed in a catalog:
This model catalogs for $49.95.
8.
to offer merchandise in a mail-order catalog.
adjective
9.
of, relating to, or carrying on business through a mail-order catalog:
catalog sales.
Origin of catalog
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English cataloge < Late Latin catalogus < Greek katálogos a register (akin to katalégein to count up), equivalent to kata- cata- + -logos reckoning
Related forms
cataloger, cataloguer, catalogist, cataloguist, noun
catalogic
[kat-l-oj-ik] /ˌkæt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
catalogical, catalogistic
[kat-l-oh-jis-tik] /ˌkæt l oʊˈdʒɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
miscatalog, miscatalogue, verb (used with object), miscataloged or miscatalogued, miscataloging or miscataloguing.
noncatalog, noncatalogue, adjective
recatalog, verb (used with object), recataloged or recataogued, recataloging or recataloguing.
Synonyms
1, 3. roster, register, record. See list1 .
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for catalogue
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for catalogue

catalogue

/ˈkætəˌlɒɡ/
noun
1.
a complete, usually alphabetical list of items, often with notes giving details
2.
a book, usually illustrated, containing details of items for sale, esp as used by mail-order companies
3.
a list of all the books or resources of a library
4.
(US & Canadian) a publication issued by a university, college, etc, listing courses offered, regulations, services, etc
5.
(NZ) a list of wool lots prepared for auction
verb -logues, -loguing, -logued (US) -logs, -loging, -loged
6.
to compile a catalogue of (a library)
7.
to add (books, items, etc) to an existing catalogue
Derived Forms
cataloguer, cataloguist, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos, from katalegein to list, from kata- completely + legein to collect
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for catalogue
n.

early 15c., from Old French catalogue "list, index" (14c.), and directly from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos "a list, register, enrollment" (e.g. the katalogos neon, the "catalogue of ships" in the "Iliad"), from kata "down; completely" (see cata-) + legein "to say, count" (see lecture (n.)).

v.

1590s, "to make a catalogue;" see catalogue (n.). From 1630s as "to enter into a catalogue." Related: Catalogued; cataloguing.

catalog

see catalogue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for catalog

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for catalogue

0
16
Scrabble Words With Friends