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biography

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CIDE DICTIONARY

biographyn. [Gr. ; bi`os life + to write: cf. F. biographie. See Graphic.].
  •  The written history of a person's life.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Biographical writings in general.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

biography, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a a written account of a person's life, usu. by another. b such writing as a branch of literature.
2 the course of a living (usu. human) being's life.

Derivative
biographer n. biographic adj. biographical adj.
Etymology
F biographie or mod.L biographia f. med.Gk

THESAURUS

biography

Clio, Muse of history, adventures, annals, autobiography, biographical sketch, case history, chronicle, chronicles, chronology, confessions, curriculum vitae, diary, experiences, fortunes, hagiography, hagiology, historiography, history, journal, legend, letters, life, life and letters, life story, martyrology, memoir, memoirs, memorabilia, memorial, memorials, necrology, obit, obituary, photobiography, profile, record, resume, story, theory of history

ROGET THESAURUS

biography

Description

N description, account, statement, report, expose, specification, particulars, state of facts, summary of facts, brief, return, catalogue raisonne, guidebook, delineation, sketch, monograph, minute account, detailed particular account, circumstantial account, graphic account, narration, recital, rehearsal, relation, historiography, chronography, historic Muse, Clio, history, biography, autobiography, necrology, obituary, narrative, history, memoir, memorials, annals, saga, tradition, legend, story, tale, historiette, personal narrative, journal, life, adventures, fortunes, experiences, confessions, anecdote, ana, trait, work of fiction, novel, romance, Minerva press, fairy tale, nursery tale, fable, parable, apologue, dime novel, penny dreadful, shilling shocker relator, raconteur, historian, biographer, fabulist, novelist, descriptive, graphic, narrative, epic, suggestive, well-drawn, historic, traditional, traditionary, legendary, anecdotic, storied, described, furor scribendi.

Record

N record, trace, vestige, relic, remains, scar, cicatrix, footstep, footmark, footprint, pug, track mark, wake, trail, scent, piste, monument, hatchment, slab, tablet, trophy, achievement, obelisk, pillar, column, monolith, memorial, memento, testimonial, medal, commemoration, record, note, minute, register, registry, roll, cartulary, diptych, Domesday book, catalogue raisonne, entry, memorandum, indorsement, inscription, copy, duplicate, docket, notch, muniment, deed, document, deposition, proces verbal, affidavit, certificate, notebook, memorandum book, memo book, pocketbook, commonplace book, portfolio, pigeonholes, excerpta, adversaria, jottings, dottings, gazette, gazetteer, newspaper, daily, magazine, almanac, almanack, calendar, ephemeris, diary, log, journal, daybook, ledger, cashbook, petty cashbook, professional journal, scientific literature, the literature, primary literature, secondary literature, article, review article, archive, scroll, state paper, return, blue book, statistics, compte rendu, Acts of, Transactions of, Proceedings of, Hansard's Debates, chronicle, annals, legend, history, biography, Congressional Records, registration, registry, enrollment, inrollment, tabulation, entry, booking, signature, recorder, journalism, recording, tape recording, videotape, compact disk, floppy disk, diskette, hard disk, Winchester disk, read-only memory, ROM, write once read mostly memory, WORM, on record, exegi monumentum aere perennium, read their history in a nation's eyes, records that defy the tooth of time.


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