What does autobiography mean?

Definitions for autobiography
ˌɔ tə baɪˈɒg rə fi, -bi-, ˌɔ toʊ-au·to·bi·og·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autobiographynoun

    a biography of yourself


  1. autobiographynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autobiographynoun

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

  2. Etymology: [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)

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  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

Examples of autobiography in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Goldwyn:

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

  2. Philip Roth:

    It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning.

  3. Salman Rushdie:

    If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you've got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you're dumb and blind.

  4. Lady Bird:

    This feels like autobiography, when you live through a book, it almost becomes the landscape of your inner life. ... It becomes part of you, in a profound way.

  5. Philip Guedalla:

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

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