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ˈkæt lˌɔg, -ˌɒgcat·a·logue

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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.

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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  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. James Madison:

    When we are considering the advantages that may result from an easy mode of naturalization, we ought also to consider the cautions necessary to guard against abuses. It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us, and throw their fortunes into a common lot with ours. But why is this desirable? Not merely to swell the catalogue of people. No, sir, it is to increase the wealth and strength of the community; and those who acquire the rights of citizenship without adding to the strength or wealth of the community are not the people we are in want of … I should be exceedingly sorry, sir, that our rule of naturalization excluded a single person of good fame that really meant to incorporate himself into our society; on the other hand, I do not wish that any man should acquire the privilege, but such as would be a real addition to the wealth or strength of the United States.

  2. Unknown:

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

  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. Angus Robertson:

    These revelations, if true, are extremely concerning. It reads as a nightmare catalogue of serious safety breaches, they add to what appears to be a chaotic, shambolic safety culture on these aged subs.

  5. 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.

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    being essentially equal to something
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