What does Catalogue mean?

Definitions for Catalogue
ˈkæt lˌɔg, -ˌɒgcat·a·logue

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Catalogue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catalog, cataloguenoun

    a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically

    "it does not pretend to be a catalog of his achievements"

  2. catalog, catalogueverb

    a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things

    "he found it in the Sears catalog"

  3. catalogue, catalogverb

    make an itemized list or catalog of; classify

    "He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"

  4. catalogue, catalogverb

    make a catalogue, compile a catalogue

    "She spends her weekends cataloguing"


  1. cataloguenoun

    A systematic list of names, books, pictures etc.

  2. cataloguenoun

    A complete (usually alphabetical) list of items.

  3. cataloguenoun

    A list of all the publications in a library.

  4. cataloguenoun

    A university calendar.

  5. cataloguenoun

    A directory listing.

  6. catalogueverb

    To put into a catalogue.

  7. catalogueverb

    To make a catalogue of.

  8. catalogueverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cataloguenoun

    An enumeration of particulars; a list; a register of things one by one.

    Etymology: ϰατάλογος.

    In the catalogue ye go for men,
    As hounds, and greyhounds, mungrels, spaniels, curs,
    Showghes, water rugs, and demy wolves, are cleped
    All by the name of dogs. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Make a catalogue of all the prosperous sacrilegious persons, and I believe they will be repeated much sooner than the alphabet. South.

    I was in the library of manuscripts belonging to St. Laurence, of which there is a printed catalogue; I looked into the Virgil which disputes its antiquity with that of the Vatican. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

    The bright Tygete, and the shining Bears,
    With all the sailors catalogue of stars. Joseph Addison, Ovid.


  1. catalogue

    A catalogue is a comprehensive and systematically organized list of items, typically described or illustrated, grouped into related categories for easy reference. It can represent items for sale in a store, a collection of books in a library, resources in a database, works in a museum, or any other organized collection of information.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cataloguenoun

    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. Catalogueverb

    to make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue


  1. Catalogue

    Catalogue is a greatest hits album by electronic/dance duo Moloko. It was released in the UK by Echo Records on July 17, 2006. Spanning two discs, Catalogue contains Moloko's singles and a track exclusive to this compilation, "Bankrupt Emotionally". The second disc comprises a live recording of a concert recorded in 2003 at Brixton Academy, at the end of the band's eight-month tour performed that year. The U.S. version does not contain the second disc. Catalogue is also available as a bonus disc in three different exclusive versions as digital downloads, one each for iTunes, Napster and MSN. These exclusive downloads are made up of live versions, remixes of Moloko tracks and B-sides.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Catalogue

    kat′a-log, n. a list of names, books, &c.—v.t. to put in a catalogue:—pr.p. cat′aloguing; pa.p. cat′alogued.—v.t. Cat′aloguise. [Fr.—Late L.—Gr. katalogos, from kata, down, legein, to choose.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Catalogue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3987

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Catalogue' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4063

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Catalogue' in Nouns Frequency: #1376

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Catalogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Catalogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Catalogue in a Sentence

  1. Phyllis Mcginley:

    To be a housewife is ... a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes an ungrateful job if it is looked on only as a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently or the world is lost indeed.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill, 1940, in his first address as the newly appointed Prime Minister.:

    .... You ask, What is our policy? I will say; "It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy." You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory - victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.

  3. Italo Calvino:

    The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.

  4. The State Department:

    There's been a long catalogue of misunderstanding between Iran and The US, so they're not always calibrated to understanding each other's red lines well. the regime continues to threaten navigational rights and freedoms in the Persian Gulf as part of a clear attempt to extort the international community into relieving the pressure of sanctions.

  5. Unknown:

    If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue.

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