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Definition of "catalog" []

  • A list or itemized display, as of titles, course offerings, or articles for exhibition or sale, usually including descriptive information or illustrations. (noun)
  • A publication, such as a book or pamphlet, containing such a list or display: a catalog of fall fashions; a seed catalog. (noun)
  • A list or enumeration: "the long catalogue of his concerns: unemployment, housing, race, drugs, the decay of the inner city, the environment and family life” ( Anthony Holden). (noun)
  • A card catalog. (noun)
  • To make an itemized list of: catalog a record collection. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "catalog" in a sentence
  • "Comics consumers are creatures of habit to begin with, so limiting access to the catalog is already a hurdle."
  • "This year's Cabela's catalog is featuring some new digicam get-ups."
  • "David L. Altshuler, deputy director of the Broad Institute of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-chairman of the 1000 Genomes Project steering committee, said a large catalog is a critical tool in figuring out which genetic differences might increase risk of disease."