a written account of another person’s life:
the biography of Byron by Marchand.
an account in biographical form of an organization, society, theater, animal, etc.
such writings collectively.
the writing of biography as an occupation or field of endeavor.
Contemporary Examples

Wes Clark on Washington General Wesley K. Clark October 13, 2010
From Union to Illegal Labor: I’m Running for Office, for Pete’s Sake! David Frum November 28, 2012
12 Juicy Jolie Revelations The Daily Beast August 1, 2010
This Week’s Hot Reads: Nov. 18, 2013 Thomas Flynn November 17, 2013
Frank Bruni’s Nightstand Frank Bruni July 20, 2009

Historical Examples

James Fenimore Cooper Thomas R. Lounsbury
Biography of a Slave Charles Thompson
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various
Heroes of the Telegraph J. Munro
The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell

noun (pl) -phies
an account of a person’s life by another
such accounts collectively


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