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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 history(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. biography(Noun)

    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. biography(Verb)

    To write a biography of.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Biography(noun)

    the written history of a person's life

  2. Biography(noun)

    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. Rebecca West:

    Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know they real truth about his or her love affairs.

  2. William Ellery Channing:

    One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.

  3. Some CEOs:

    Nooyi's biography is itself evidence of the power of allowing US-educated immigrants to remain working in the country. Born and raised in India, Indra Nooyi enrolled at the Yale School of Management, became a naturalized US citizen and rose to the highest echelons of American corporate life.Some CEOs also used the dinner as an opportunity to raise their concerns with the President about the effect of his budding trade war with major US trading partners.Trump told Macron EU worse than China on trade.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Our thinking is entirely made up of our memory. All life is a video or audio cassette, it is an audiobook of biography of life experience. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Oscar Wilde:

    Biography lends to death a new terror.

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