Main definitions of biograph in English

: biograph1biograph2

biograph1

noun

  • 1rare A biography or biographical article; especially a short profile of a public figure. Now rare.

  • 2historical US
    Originally US. An early form of motion-picture camera and projector combined. Compare bioscope. Now historical.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Precept & Example. From bio- + -graph, after biographic, biography. Compare French biographe, German Biograph, both in sense ‘biographer’.

Pronunciation

biograph

/ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)ɡrɑːf//ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)ɡraf/

Main definitions of biograph in English

: biograph1biograph2

biograph2

verb

  • with object To write a biography or biographical profile of (a person, especially a historical or public figure); (also) to record (historical information) in a biographical account. Occasionally without object.

Origin

Late 18th century. Back-formation from either biographer or biography.

Pronunciation

biograph

/ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)ɡraf//ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)ɡrɑːf/