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bach

also batch  (băch)Informal
n.
A bachelor.
intr.v. bached, bach·ing, bach·es also batched or batch·ing or batch·es
1. To live as a bachelor.
2. To live in the manner of a bachelor, as when one's spouse or partner is away.
Idiom:
bach it
To bach.

[Short for bachelor.]

bach

(bax; bɑːk)
n
Welsh a term of friendly address: used esp after a person's name
[Welsh, literally: little one]

bach

(bætʃ)
vb
a variant spelling of batch1
n
(Architecture) a simple cottage, esp at the seaside

Bach

(German bax)
n
1. (Biography) Johann Christian (joˈhan ˈkrɪstjan), 11th son of J. S. Bach. 1735–82, German composer, called the English Bach, resident in London from 1762
2. (Biography) Johann Christoph (ˈkrɪstɔf). 1642–1703, German composer: wrote oratorios, cantatas, and motets, some of which were falsely attributed to J. S. Bach, of whom he was a distant relative
3. (Biography) Johann Sebastian (joˈhan zeˈbastjan). 1685–1750, German composer: church organist at Arnstadt (1703–07) and Mühlhausen (1707–08); court organist at Weimar (1708–17); musical director for Prince Leopold of Köthen (1717–28); musical director for the city of Leipzig (1728–50). His output was enormous and displays great vigour and invention within the northern European polyphonic tradition. His works include nearly 200 cantatas and oratorios, settings of the Passion according to St John (1723) and St Matthew (1729), the six Brandenburg Concertos (1720–21), the 48 preludes and fugues of the Well-tempered Clavier (completed 1744), and the Mass in B Minor (1733–38)
4. (Biography) Karl (or Carl) Philipp Emanuel (karl ˈfiːlɪp eˈmaːnuɛl), 3rd son of J. S. Bach. 1714–88, German composer, chiefly of symphonies, keyboard sonatas, and church music
5. (Biography) Wilhelm Friedemann (ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfriːdəman), eldest son of J. S. Bach. 1710–84, German composer: wrote nine symphonies and much keyboard and religious music

bach

(bætʃ)
Informal. n.
1. a bachelor.
v.
2. bach it, to live alone.
Idiom.
[1850–55, Amer.; by shortening]

Bach

(bɑx)

n.
1. Johann Sebastian, 1685–1750, German organist and composer.
2. his sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, 1710–84, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714–88, Johann Christoph Friedrich, 1732–95, and Johann Christian, 1735–82, German organists and composers.

bach


Past participle: bached
Gerund: baching

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am baching
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Present Perfect
I have bached
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Past Continuous
I was baching
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Past Perfect
I had bached
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Future
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Future Perfect
I will have bached
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Future Continuous
I will be baching
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been baching
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we have been baching
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been baching
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we will have been baching
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been baching
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we had been baching
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Conditional
I would bach
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Past Conditional
I would have bached
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bach - German baroque organist and contrapuntistBach - German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
2.bach - the music of BachBach - the music of Bach; "he played Bach on the organ"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Verb1.bach - lead a bachelor's existencebach - lead a bachelor's existence    
live - lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
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was the only answer her mute appeal received, and too proud to cry or beseech, Amy set her teeth, threw bach her head defiantly, and bore without flinching several tingling blows on her little palm.
She glanced round as much as to say, "not only a few stuffy books and Bach.
One was a fantasia, King Lear; the other was a quartette dedicated to the memory of Bach.
Does the "scholarly-critical" editor give what Bach probably intended, or a literal, "diplomatic" transcription?
This husband-and-wife duo, who have been married for over 40 years, plan to target areas within Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler and Gilbert and will bring the first Bach to Rock school to the state.
Bach while eliminating costly expenses for travel and lodging.
Richard tells me about his contributions to the weekend, when as well as giving the Saturday harpsichord recital he also directs the Academy of Ancient Music at the Town Hall on Sunday in an enticing programme of Bach concertos and orchestral suites.
John Scott Whiteley, one of the greatest living exponents of Bach's music, is well known for his performances on BBC2 and BBC4 in the series 21st Century Bach, for which he compiled and wrote a guide entitled Notes on Bach's Organ Works.
The program will include 60 events - 34 ticketed concerts, including nine in the BachFest PDX Portland series - as well as lectures, exhibitions and free concerts that make it the most ambitious in the Bach festival's 45-year history.
Sources close to his rivals say they have held discussions about how to stop the Bach bandwagon in its tracks, or at least to ensure it goes beyond two rounds to give another candidate a chance.
Berg's study examines two important ways in which Bach employs variation in his keyboard works, initially, in his earlier works, using variation as a means of stimulating his invention (this is frequently evident in the way in which a head-motive is used to generate themes for other movements) and in his later career, exploring variable parameters to infuse energy, vigour and seriousness into his works.
The final four chapters of Exploring Bach's B-MinorMass present interesting new perspectives on the work's reception history: Ulrich Leisinger on the Viennese reception of the B-Minor Mass with particular focus on Haydn's copy of the Mass and the work's influence on Mozart's Mass in C Minor (chapter 11); Anselm Hartinger on Felix Mendelssohn's score of the B-Minor Mass and his constant efforts to establish the most faithful reading of the work he could both for scholarship and performance (chapter 12); Katharine Pardee on the reception of the B-Minor Mass in nineteenth-century England, with particular focus on how this reception related to that of other Bach compositions, especially the St.