What does autobiography mean?

Definitions for autobiographyˌɔ tə baɪˈɒg rə fi, -bi-, ˌɔ toʊ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autobiography(noun)

    a biography of yourself


  1. autobiography(Noun)

    A self-written biography; the story of one's own life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autobiography(noun)

    a biography written by the subject of it; memoirs of one's life written by one's self

  2. Origin: [Auto- + biography.]


  1. Autobiography

    An autobiography is a self-written account of the life of a person.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Autobiography

    aw-to-bī-og′raf-i, n. the biography or life of a person written by himself.—n. Autobiog′rapher, one who writes his own life.—adjs. Autobiograph′ic, -al. [Gr. autos, one's self, bios, life, graphein, to write.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. autobiography

    1. Auto-intoxication. 2. Things which no one else will say about you, and which therefore you have to say of yourself.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Autobiography

    The life of a person written by himself or herself. (Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of autobiography in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of autobiography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Goldwyn:

    I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.

  2. Philip Guedalla:

    Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.

  3. Katherine Paterson:

    Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.

  4. Philip Roth:

    I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.

  5. Helen Keller:

    One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity. A true autobiography would have to be written in states of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears not in months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off on the soul by feelings, not by dates.

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