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catalogue or (US) catalog (ˈkætəˌlɒɡ )



  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. (New Zealand) a list of wool lots prepared for auction


-logues -loguing -logued, (US) -logs -loging -loged
  1. to compile a catalogue of (a library)
  2. to add (books, items, etc) to an existing catalogue

Derived Forms

ˈcataˌloguer, (US) ˈcataˌloger  noun
ˈcataˌloguist  noun

Word Origin

C15: from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos, from katalegein to list, from kata- completely + legein to collect

Translations for 'catalogue'

  • British English: catalogue A catalogue is a list of things, such as the goods you can buy from a company....the world's biggest seed catalogue.ˈkætəˌlɒɡ NOUN
  • Arabic: كَتَالُوج
  • Brazilian Portuguese: catálogo
  • Chinese: 目录
  • Croatian: katalog
  • Czech: katalog
  • Danish: katalog
  • Dutch: catalogus
  • European Spanish: catálogo
  • Finnish: luettelo
  • French: catalogue
  • German: Katalog
  • Greek: κατάλογος
  • Italian: catalogo
  • Japanese: カタログ
  • Korean: 카탈로그
  • Norwegian: katalog
  • Polish: katalog
  • Portuguese: catálogo
  • Romanian: catalog cataloage
  • Russian: каталог
  • Spanish: catálogo
  • Swedish: katalog
  • Thai: บัญชีรายการสินค้า
  • Turkish: katalog
  • Ukrainian: каталог
  • Vietnamese: quyển danh mục

Example Sentences Including 'catalogue'

Morris Goldsworth came out of the central room accompanied by a well-suited, ponderous young man in his twenties, marking his catalogue.
Malcolm, John Whistler in the Dark
Will knew it was shameful to feel the pleasure he did, hearing this catalogue of deeds.
Clive Barker SACRAMENT (2001)
`You sound like you're surprised by the catalogue of motives.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)


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