Definition of catalogue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (North American English also catalog) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkætəlɒɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkætəlɔːɡ//
    , NAmE//ˈkætəlɑːɡ//
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  1. 1a complete list of items, for example of things that people can look at or buy a mail-order catalogue (= a book showing goods for sale to be sent to people’s homes) to consult the library catalogue An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition. an online catalogue
  2. 2a long series of things that happen (usually bad things) a catalogue of disasters/errors/misfortunes
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos, from katalegein ‘pick out or enrol’.Extra examples More details are given in our catalogue. Send off for our illustrated catalogue of garden plants. The gallery produced a catalogue of young artists. Child protection officers uncovered a catalogue of cruelty and abuse. Please take a look at our online catalogue. She consulted the museum catalogue. The commission reported a catalogue of errors that went right to the top of government. What followed was a whole catalogue of disasters. What we have here is a catalogue of failure. a mail-order catalogue

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