Definition of Catalogue

1. Noun. A complete list of things; usually arranged systematically. "It does not pretend to be a catalog of his achievements"

Exact synonyms: Catalog
Generic synonyms: List, Listing
Specialized synonyms: Discography, Library Catalog, Library Catalogue, Parts Catalog, Parts Catalogue, Seed Catalog, Seed Catalogue
Derivative terms: Catalog, Catalog

2. Verb. Make an itemized list or catalog of; classify. "He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"
Exact synonyms: Catalog
Generic synonyms: Assort, Class, Classify, Separate, Sort, Sort Out
Derivative terms: Catalog, Catalog, Cataloger, Cataloguer

3. Noun. A book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things. "He found it in the Sears catalog"
Exact synonyms: Catalog
Generic synonyms: Book
Specialized synonyms: Course Catalog, Course Catalogue, Prospectus
Derivative terms: Catalog, Catalog

4. Verb. Make a catalogue, compile a catalogue. "She spends her weekends cataloguing"
Exact synonyms: Catalog
Generic synonyms: Compile, Compose
Derivative terms: Catalog, Catalog, Cataloger, Cataloguer

Definition of Catalogue

1. n. A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order; as, a catalogue of the students of a college, or of books, or of the stars.

2. v. t. To make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue.

Definition of Catalogue

1. Noun. A systematic list of names, books, pictures etc. ¹

2. Noun. A complete (usually alphabetical) list of items. ¹

3. Noun. A list of all the publications in a library. ¹

4. Noun. ¹

5. Noun. (American English) A university calendar. ¹

6. Noun. (computing dated) A directory listing. ¹

7. Verb. To put into a catalogue. ¹

8. Verb. To make a catalogue of. ¹

9. Verb. To add items (e.g. books) to an existing catalogue. ¹

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Definition of Catalogue


Lexicographical Neighbors of Catalogue

catalog buying
cataloged procedure
catalogue (current term)
catalogue raisonné

Literary usage of Catalogue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"III., catalogue of the Passeri- formes, or Perching Birds. By the same Author. 1877. (London : Printed by order of the Trustees. ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"Official catalogue with abort preface to the inimical section. Descriptive catalogue of the Muele*I Instruments with preface*. Illustrations, and appendice» ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1913)
"Of the 99 or a possible 100 examples known, this catalogue lists sixty- eight. ... catalogue, consisting of books of all descriptions, including latest ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"catalogue OF LOCAL FAUNA AND FLORA. The compilation of a catalogue of the ... The work, as projected, contemplates much more than a catalogue in the sense ..."

5. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1906)
"But I took no Copy of this catalogue, but left it with Mr. Cherry, ... She desired to know of me when 'twas I took the catalogue of those Mr. Cherry ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1864)
"A General catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars for the Year 1860-0, ... This catalogue contains all the nebulas and clusters of stars which its ..."

7. The Library by Bibliographical Society (Great Britain)., Library Association (1895)
"Firstly, there is a sham simplicity in the dictionary catalogue which deceives all save those—and they are as yet few— who regard the catalogue as a ..."

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