- The definition of a catalog is a list of something, or a book or pamphlet containing a list.
- An example of a catalog is a library's list of all of the books it has available.
- An example of a catalog is a booklet showing everything a store has for sale.
- Catalog means to make a list, be part of a list or to classify.
An example of catalog is to reshelve books in their correct category in a library.
- an alphabetical card file, as of the books in a library
- a list of articles for sale, school courses offered, items on display, etc., usually with descriptive comments and often with illustrations
- a book or pamphlet containing such a list
- a long list, as of warriors, rivers, or ships, characteristic of the classical epic
Origin of catalogFrench catalogue from Late Latin catalogus from Classical Greek katalogos, a list, register from katalegein, to reckon, list from kata-, down, completely + legein, to say, count: see logic
intransitive verb-·loged· or -·logued·, -·log·ing or -·logu·ing
- to enter (something) in a catalog
- to make a catalog (of)
- a. A list or itemized display, as of titles, course offerings, or articles for exhibition or sale, usually including descriptive information or illustrations.b. A publication, such as a book or pamphlet, containing such a list or display: a catalog of fall fashions; a seed catalog.
- A list or enumeration: a catalog of complaints.
- A card catalog.
verbcat·a·loged, cat·a·log·ing, cat·a·logs, or cat·a·logued cat·a·logu·ing cat·a·logues
- To make an itemized list of: catalog a record collection.
- a. To list or include in a catalog.b. To classify (a book or publication, for example) according to a categorical system.
- To make a catalog.
- To be listed in a catalog: an item that catalogs for 200 dollars.
Origin of catalogMiddle English cathaloge list, register from Old French catalogue from Late Latin catalogus from Greek katalogos from katalegein to list kata- down, off ; see cata- . legein to count ; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
- cat′a·log′er cat′a·logu′er
- (US, Canada) Alternative spelling of catalogue.
In both the US and Canada, both catalog and catalogue are used, with catalogue commonly used in government and traditional institutions and catalog commonly used in informal, business, retail, and computing contexts.
(third-person singular simple present catalogs, present participle cataloging, simple past and past participle cataloged)
- Alternative spelling of catalogue.
catalog - Computer Definition
A directory of disk files or files used in an application. Also any map, list or directory of storage space used by the computer.