Catalogue



a list or record, as of items for sale or courses at a university, systematically arranged and often including descriptive material:
a stamp catalog.
something that contains such a list or record, as a book, leaflet, or file.
a list of the contents of a library or a group of libraries, arranged according to any of various systems.
Compare card catalog, on-line catalog, union catalog.
any list or record:
a catalog of complaints.
to enter (items) in a catalog; make a catalog of.
to produce a catalog.
to have a specified price as listed in a catalog:
This model catalogs for $49.95.
to offer merchandise in a mail-order catalog.
of, relating to, or carrying on business through a mail-order catalog:
catalog sales.
Contemporary Examples

A catalogue, Burtynsky Oil, has also just been published by Steidl/Corcoran.
The Secret World of Oil Philip Gefter October 1, 2009

That is no surprise—as Churchill famously said, “War is a catalogue of errors.”
Shawcross Defends Guantanamo Bay David Frum January 17, 2012

They are published for the first time in the catalogue and, in part, here.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Love Letters Judith H. Dobrzynski September 20, 2009

catalogue, published by Flammarion (2014), includes photographs from the Magnum Photos archives and text by Éric Hazan.
A History of Paris in 150 Photographs Sarah Moroz December 13, 2014

Meanwhile CBS announced a similar deal this year that will offer their catalogue of shows online for a monthly fee.
Binge Watching is the New Bonding Time The Daily Beast December 9, 2014

Historical Examples

Here, perhaps, the favourable side of the catalogue should end.
The Contemporary Review, January 1883 Various

A catalogue of engravers who have been born, or resided in England.
Why Bewick Succeeded Jacob Kainen

These must be found in the catalogue of 597 our exports, and among these will be seen neither gold nor silver.
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9) Thomas Jefferson

Hold, Maria—what a catalogue of uncomfortable comforts have you run over.
The Politician Out-Witted Samuel Low

Lavrille, “the grand mogul of zoology,” reduced science to a catalogue of names.
Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A — Z Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe

noun
a complete, usually alphabetical list of items, often with notes giving details
a book, usually illustrated, containing details of items for sale, esp as used by mail-order companies
a list of all the books or resources of a library
(US & Canadian) a publication issued by a university, college, etc, listing courses offered, regulations, services, etc
(NZ) a list of wool lots prepared for auction
verb -logues, -loguing, -logued (US) -logs, -loging, -loged
to compile a catalogue of (a library)
to add (books, items, etc) to an existing 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.

see catalogue.

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