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Historians will handle a much wider range of sources than a biographer and will be covering a broader spectrum of events, time, peoples.
Claire Tomalin

Meaning of "biographer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BIOGRAPHER

biographer  [baɪˈɒɡrəfə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BIOGRAPHER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Biographer is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BIOGRAPHER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

List of biographers

Biographers are authors who write an account of another person's life, while autobiographers are authors who write their own biography. This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

Definition of biographer in the English dictionary

The definition of biographer in the dictionary is a person who writes biographies.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BIOGRAPHER


autobiographer
ˌɔ:təʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfə
bibliographer
ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfə
cardiographer
ˌkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfə
choregrapher
ˌkɒrɪˈɒɡrəfə
choreographer
ˌkɒrɪˈɒɡrəfə
doxographer
ˌdɒksˈɒɡrəfə
geographer
dʒɪˈɒɡrəfə
Hagiographa
ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfə
hagiographer
ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfə
heliographer
ˌhiːlɪˈɒɡrəfə
heresiographer
ˌhɛrəsɪˈɒɡrəfə
historiographer
hɪˌstɔːrɪˈɒɡrəfə
paleographer
ˌpælɪˈɒɡrəfə
paroemiographer
pəˌriːmɪˈɒɡrəfə
physiographer
ˌfɪzɪˈɒɡrəfə
phytogeographer
ˌfaɪtəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfə
radiographer
ˌreɪdɪˈɒɡrəfə
videographer
ˌvɪdɪˈɒɡrəfə
zoogeographer
ˌzəʊədʒɪˈɒɡrəfə
zoographer
zəʊˈɒɡrəfə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BIOGRAPHER

biogenetics
biogenic
biogenous
biogeny
biogeochemical
biogeochemistry
biogeographer
biogeographic
biogeographical
biogeographically
biogeography
biograph
biographee
biographic
biographical
biographically
biographies
biographise
biographize
biography

WORDS THAT END LIKE BIOGRAPHER

calligrapher
cartographer
Christopher
cinematographer
cryptographer
demographer
ethnographer
lexicographer
lithographer
news photographer
oceanographer
photographer
pornographer
portrait photographer
press photographer
sonographer
stenographer
street photographer
topographer
typographer
wildlife photographer

Synonyms and antonyms of biographer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «biographer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BIOGRAPHER

Find out the translation of biographer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of biographer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «biographer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

传记作者
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

biógrafo
570 millions of speakers

English

biographer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवनीकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سيرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

биограф
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

biógrafo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবনীকার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

biographe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Biografi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Biograf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

伝記作家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전기 작가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Biographer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người chép tiểu sử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுயசரிதையாளருமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चरित्रकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

biyografi yazarı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

biografo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biograf
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

біограф
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

biograful
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βιογράφος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

biograaf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

levnads
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

biograf
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of biographer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BIOGRAPHER»

The term «biographer» is regularly used and occupies the 60.724 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BIOGRAPHER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «biographer» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «biographer» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about biographer

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9 QUOTES WITH «BIOGRAPHER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word biographer.
1
Katharine Anthony
To the biographer all lives bar none are dramatic constructions.
2
Blake Bailey
To be a good biographer, you have to be an empiricist. You know, you have to gather the evidence, you have to keep an open mind, and you have to be objective. A memoirist goes in with all the baggage of a bad biographer.
3
Leon Edel
Any biographer must of necessity become a pilgrim a peripatetic, obsessed literary pilgrim, a traveler with four eyes.
4
Leon Edel
The biographer who writes the life of his subject's self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life.
5
Cynthia Payne
My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party, with sex thrown in.
6
Mary Schmich
Linda Tripp has shown that a true friend is an archivist, a biographer.
7
Claire Tomalin
Historians will handle a much wider range of sources than a biographer and will be covering a broader spectrum of events, time, peoples.
8
Barry Unsworth
I'm not a biographer, I'm a novelist.
9
Orson Welles
There's no biography so interesting as the one in which the biographer is present.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BIOGRAPHER»

Discover the use of biographer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to biographer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Recovering Ruth: A Biographer's Tale
Part memoir, part meditation on the nature of biography, Recovering Ruth is the absorbing story of recovering a hidden past?and of learning firsthand the complications of intimacy that develop between a biographer and his subject.
Robert L. Root, 2003
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A Biographer at Work: Samuel Johnson's Notes for the "Life ...
Contains an edition of unpublished notes that Johnson made as he prepared to write the text of his biographical preface to Pope, and examines how Johnson wrote what is arguably the most important preface in the larger collection.
Harriet Kirkley, 2002
3
Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer
This book is a rare literary feast and an exploration of the creative processes of one of our most preeminent biographers. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.
Richard Holmes, 2007
4
Henry James as a Biographer: A Self Among Others
ames, French 668) Eventually, James would discover that the one critic- biographer with all these attributes has been Sainte-Beuve all along. In Sainte- Beuve James would find his perfect biographer. Here is a man who combines both the ...
Willie Tolliver, 2014
5
The Biographer's Moustache
Gordon Scott-Thompson, a struggling hack, gets commissioned to write the biography of veteran novelist, Jimmie Fane. It is a task which proves to be fraught with extraordinary and unforeseen difficulties.
Kingsley Amis, 2008
6
The Biographer
It will be an investigative read in which the reader discovers the facts as the biographer-detective unravels them. The biographer intends to make his name with this book. As her hand is forced, Greer embarks on a tense journey of her own.
Virginia Duigan, 2010
7
The Biographer's Tale
A tantalizing yarn of detection and desire, The Biographer’s Tale is a provocative look at “truth” in biography and our perennial quest for certainty. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A.S. Byatt, 2001
8
Boswell, the great biographer, 1789-1795
The last years in the life of the great eighteenth-century biographer are chronicled, including his struggle after his wife's death to raise five children alone, his feelings of failure about his work, and his joys in his later years
James Boswell, Marlies K. Danziger, 1989
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Life class: the education of a biographer
Brenda Niall is one of Australia's foremost biographers, the author of four award-winning winning studies including The Boyds: A Family Biography.
Brenda Niall, 2007
10
Shoot the Widow: Adventures of a Biographer in Search of Her ...
For her life of British art historian Kenneth Clark, Secrest was given permission to write the book by her subject, who surreptitiously financed it in the hopes of controlling its contents; we see how Clark’s plan was foiled by a jealous ...
Meryle Secrest, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BIOGRAPHER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term biographer is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Some may never believe Arthur Porter is dead
Jeff Todd, Porter's biographer, said in an email that “Dr. Porter has taken on a super human mystique in Quebec. He has been treated more like ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
2
Was my famous ancestor Lewis Carroll really a paedophile?
As the mathematician's biographer, Jenny Woolf, stated in a 2010 essay, “of the approximately 3,000 photographs Dodgson made in his life, ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
My daughter's run-in with Ezra Levant at her first protest: Porter
Maybe, when she is wrinkled and arthritic-kneed, she will tell her biographer that her climb to the pinnacle of Unfettered Capitalism began right ... «OurWindsor.ca, Jul 15»
4
Nancy Reagan celebrates her 94th birthday
“Nancy Reagan, keeper of the Reagan legacy,” wrote historian and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley in an essay for Newsmax. “The soulmate ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
5
Pope prepares to take his fight for the poor to Latin America
... Castro in Cuba — which was brokered by the Vatican — has made it a less tricky situation, says Jimmy Burns, a biographer of Pope Francis. «Financial Times, Jul 15»
6
Nixon Biographer Says Clinton Has 'Nixonian Attributes'
It's become almost cliché in American politics to call a politician Nixonian or “like Nixon” -- and it's rarely a positive to compare an officeholder or ... «Bayoubuzz, Jul 15»
7
Biographer has different take on Benedict Arnold
What: The Hempsted Houses presents Eric D. Lehman to discuss his new book, "Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New ... «Norwich Bulletin, Jul 15»
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Arthur Porter, cancer specialist who faced fraud charges, dead at 59 …
... cancer specialist who faced fraud charges, dead at 59: biographer ... to a $1.3-billion hospital project in Montreal —has died, his biographer ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
9
James Boswell was more than a biographer, he put the …
The 18th-century biographer James Boswell is the central character of a new exploration of the Enlightenment by Robert Zaretsky, who pulls ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
10
The Biographer and the Ball Coach
Spurrier biographer Ran Henry says the Ball Coach (a title he uses reverentially, like President or Pope) is exactly where he's most ... «Free Times, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Biographer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/biographer>. Nov 2019 ».
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