Definition: Biography

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From New Latin biographia, formed from Ancient Greek βίος or bíos (life) + γράφω or gráphō (write).


biography (countable and uncountable, plural biographies)

  1. A person's life story, especially one published.
    There are many biographies of Benjamin Franklin.
  2. The art of writing this kind of story.

Derived terms

  • antibiography
  • autobiography
  • biographee
  • biographize
  • biomythography
  • heterobiography
  • minibiography
  • osteobiography
  • photobiography
  • psychobiography

Related terms

  • biographer
  • biographical
  • biographism
  • hagiography
  • pathography


biography (third-person singular simple present biographies, present participle biographying, simple past and past participle biographied)

  1. To write a biography of.


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