Meaning of “catalogue” in the English Dictionary

"catalogue" in British English

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UK US catalog uk /ˈkæt.əl.ɒɡ/ us /ˈkæt̬.əl.ɑːɡ/

catalogue noun (LIST)

B2 [ C ] a book with a list of all the goods that you can buy from a shop:

a mail-order catalogue

[ C ] a list of all the books, paintings, etc. that exist in a place

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  • Do you often buy goods from mail-order catalogues?
  • Our autumn catalogue is now available from our usual stockists.
  • Granddad was browsing through a seed and plant catalogue.
  • I've sent off for a catalogue, as I can't get in to their Cambridge shop nowadays.
  • If you order goods from the catalogue, they usually arrive within the week.

catalogueverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkæt.əl.ɒɡ/ us /ˈkæt̬.əl.ɑːɡ/

(Definition of “catalogue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"catalogue" in Business English

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cataloguenoun [ C ]

UK US catalog uk /ˈkætəlɒɡ/ us COMMERCE, MARKETING

a book that contains a list of all the products that you can buy from a company, including descriptions and prices for each product:

The auction house produces a catalogue full of colour photographs for each sale, available two weeks beforehand.

also mail order catalogue a book that contains pictures and prices of products that customers can order and that the company delivers to their homes:

Vertbaudet is a children's clothing catalogue.
"Internet sales haven't replaced catalogue sales but have brought in new customers," he said.
The best advice is to buy charity Christmas cards direct from the catalogue.

catalogueverb [ T ]

UK US catalog uk /ˈkætəlɒɡ/ us

to make a written record of things in the form of a list in a particular order:

They will be hiring an archivist to continue the work of cataloguing the family's possessions.

(Definition of “catalogue” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)