noun, plural bi·og·ra·phies.
Origin of biography
Examples from the Web for biography
The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Did you envision your Pryor biography as extending your previous investigation—aesthetically and historically?How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watching novelists insult one another is one of the primary pleasures of his biography.
David Hockney: The Biography, 1975-2012, picks up after Hockney has already become an established artist.
I have set aside the next six years to write a biography of Gerald Ford.
With the opening installment of the first serial the Free Press published a photograph of the author over a stickful of biography.The Fiction Factory|John Milton Edwards
The third address “to the Christians” is too long to transcribe here; and should in fairness have been given in the biography.William Blake|Algernon Charles Swinburne
Dr Aikin's little book may still be read with advantage for the general remarks it contains, but it is no biography.
Its uses in national philosophy and history, in biography and in poetry, throw about it a nimbus of meanings.Instigations|Ezra Pound
I never knew why Greens history thrilled me with the vigor of romance until I read his biography.Optimism|Helen Keller
noun plural -phies
1680s, probably from Latin biographia, from Late Greek biographia "description of life," from Greek bio- "life" (see bio-) + graphia "record, account" (see -graphy). Biographia was not in classical Greek (bios alone was the word for it), though it is attested in later Greek from c.500.