Biography meaning

bī-ŏg'rə-fē
The definition of biography is a story written about someone's life.

An example of biography is a book about the story of President Obama's life.

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An account of a person's life written, composed, or produced by another.

A film biography of Adlai Stevenson; an oral biography.

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Biographies considered as a group, especially when regarded as a genre.
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An account of a person's life, described by another; life story.
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The writing, composition, or production of biographies.

A career entirely devoted to biography.

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The histories of individual lives, considered as a branch of literature.
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To write a biography of.
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A person's life story, especially one published.

There are many biographies of Benjamin Franklin.

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Origin of biography

  • Late Greek biographiā Greek bio- bio- Greek -graphiā -graphy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From modern Latin biographia, formed from Ancient Greek βίος (bios, “life”) + γράφω (graphō, “write”).
    From Wiktionary