Definitions for biographybaɪˈɒg rə fi, bi-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bi•og•ra•phybaɪˈɒg rə fi, bi-(n.)(pl.)-phies.
a written account of another person's life.
an account of the history of an organization, society, etc.
such writings collectively.
the writing of biography as an occupation.
Origin of biography:
1675–85; < Gk biographía. See bio -, -graphy
biography, life, life story, life history(noun)
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
biography(noun)ɪˈɒg rə fi, bi-
a book about sb's life
a biography of Picasso
A person's life story, especially one published.
There are many biographies of Benjamin Franklin.
To write a biography of.
Origin: From modern Latin biographia, formed from βίος + γράφω.
the written history of a person's life
biographical writings in general
A biography is a detailed description or account of a person's life. It entails more than basic facts - a biography also portrays a subject's experience of these events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae, a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality. Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in diverse media — from literature to film — form the genre known as biography. An authorized biography is written with the permission, cooperation, and at times, participation of a subject or a subject's heirs. An autobiography is written by the person themselves, sometimes with the assistance of a collaborator or ghostwriter.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Works consisting of an account of the events, works, and achievements, personal and professional, during a person's life. It includes articles on the activities and accomplishments of living persons as well as the presentation of an obituary.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'biography' in Nouns Frequency: #2989
Translations for biography
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a written account by someone of another person's life
a biography of Nelson.
- سيرَه، تَرْجَمَة حَياةArabic
- biografiaPortuguese (BR)
- die BiographieGerman
- biografi; levnedsskildringDanish
- زندگی نامه؛ شرح حالFarsi
- जीवनी, जीवन-चरित्रHindi
- biografi; livsløpNorwegian
- زندگی نامه؛ شرح حالPersian
- biyografi, yaşam öyküsüTurkish
- 傳記Chinese (Trad.)
- سوانح عمری ، داستان حیاتUrdu
- tiểu sửVietnamese
- 传记Chinese (Simp.)
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