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Definitions for biography
baɪˈɒg rə fi, bi-bi·og·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. biography, life, life story, life historynoun

    an account of the series of events making up a person's life

Wiktionary

  1. biographynoun

    A person's life story, especially one published.

    There are many biographies of Benjamin Franklin.

    Etymology: From modern Latin biographia, formed from βίος + γράφω.

  2. biographyverb

    To write a biography of.

    Etymology: From modern Latin biographia, formed from βίος + γράφω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Biographynoun

    the written history of a person's life

  2. Biographynoun

    biographical writings in general

Freebase

  1. Biography

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Biography

    bī-og′raf-i, n. a written account or history of the life of an individual: the art of writing such accounts.—n. Biog′rapher, one who writes biography.—adjs. Biograph′ic, -al.—adv. Biograph′ically. [Gr. bios, life, graphein, to write.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Biography

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'biography' in Nouns Frequency: #2989

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biography in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of biography in a Sentence

  1. Quentin Tarantino:

    Bruce Lee was kind of an arrogant guy, i didn't just make a lot of that up. I heard Bruce Lee say things like that, to that effect. People are saying,' Well, Bruce Lee never said Bruce Lee could beat up Muhammad Ali.' Uh, yeah, Bruce Lee did. Not only did Bruce Lee say that, Bruce Lee wife, Linda Lee, said that. In the first biography I ever read was Linda Lee's' Bruce Lee : The Man Only I Knew,' and Linda Lee absolutely said it.

  2. Matt Barreto:

    The difference with Bush is he has access to the Mexican American experience, which is really different than the Cuban experience, rubio's biography is not unlike other immigrants, but Cubans had advantages that other immigrants don't. His experiences don't have the same resonance.

  3. Yaron London:

    What does she represent exactly? A woman who because of the circumstances of her life doesn't despise Jews but befriends them? She represents mainly herself and her own private biography.

  4. Sayyed Muhammad Akbar Agha:

    I think the Taliban thought it was an important time to release his biography to give assurances that he is alive and present.

  5. Sayyed Muhammad Akbar Agha:

    There have been a lot of rumors lately about him. Some people are saying that he is not alive, i think the Taliban thought it was an important time to release his biography to give assurances that he is alive and present.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. articulate
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