biography

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noun bi·og·ra·phy \bī-ˈä-grə-fē also bē-\

Definition of biography

plural

biographies

  1. 1 :  a usually written history of a person's life a new biography of Abraham Lincoln

  2. 2 :  biographical writings as a whole the genre of biography

  3. 3 :  an account of the life of something (as an animal, a coin, or a building) the biography of the commonwealth

Examples of biography in a sentence

  1. a new biography of Abraham Lincoln

  2. an unauthorized biography of the actor gave him some serious headaches

Origin and Etymology of biography

Late Greek biographia, from Greek bi- + -graphia -graphy


First Known Use: 1665


BIOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners

biography

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noun bi·og·ra·phy \bī-ˈä-grə-fē also bē-\

Definition of biography for English Language Learners

  • : the story of a real person's life written by someone other than that person


BIOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

biography

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noun bi·og·ra·phy \bī-ˈä-grə-fē\

Definition of biography for Students

plural

biographies

  1. :  a usually written account of a real person's life



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