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bach·e·lor

 (băch′ə-lər, băch′lər)
n.
1. A man who has never been married.
2. A person who has completed the undergraduate curriculum of a college or university and holds a bachelor's degree.
3. A male animal that does not mate during the breeding season.
4. A young knight in the service of another knight in feudal times.

[Middle English bacheler, squire, youth, bachelor, from Old French, from Medieval Latin baccalārius, tenant farmer, perhaps of Celtic origin.]

bach′e·lor·dom, bach′e·lor·hood′, bach′e·lor·ship′ n.

bachelor

(ˈbætʃələ; ˈbætʃlə)
n
1.
a. an unmarried man
b. (as modifier): a bachelor flat.
2. (Education)
a. a person who holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science, etc
b. the degree itself
3. (Historical Terms) Also called: bachelor-at-arms (in the Middle Ages) a young knight serving a great noble
[C13: from Old French bacheler youth, squire, from Vulgar Latin baccalāris (unattested) farm worker, of Celtic origin; compare Irish Gaelic bachlach peasant]
ˈbachelorhood n
Usage: Gender-neutral form: single person

bach•e•lor

(ˈbætʃ ə lər, ˈbætʃ lər)

n.
1. an unmarried man.
2. a person who has been awarded a bachelor's degree.
3. a young male fur seal kept from the breeding grounds by the older males.
[1250–1300; Middle English bacheler < Old French < Vulgar Latin *baccalār(is) farmhand; compare Late Latin baccalāria piece of land, orig. pl. of *baccalārium dairy farm]
bach′e•lor•hood`, bach′e•lor•dom, n.
bach′e•lor•ly, adj.

bachelor

A person who has been awarded a degree by a college or university after completing an undergraduate course of study.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bachelor - a man who has never been marriedbachelor - a man who has never been married  
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.bachelor - a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
knight - originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit
Verb1.bachelor - lead a bachelor's existencebachelor - 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"

bachelor

noun
Quotations
"A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever" [Helen Rowland A Guide to Men]
"The confirmed bachelor is ... quite as often the victim of a too profound appreciation of the infinite charmingness of woman, as made solitary for life by the legitimate empire of a cold and tasteless temperament" [Herman Melville Pierre]
Translations
أَعْزَبأعْزَب
starý mládenecstaromládenecký
ungkarl
fraŭlo
poikamiesvanhapoika
neženja
agglegénybaccalaureus
piparsveinn, einhleypingur
独身の男性
미혼남
viengungisviengungiškas
vecpuiša-vecpuisis
staromládeneckýstarý mládenec
samecsamski
ungkarl
ชายโสด
парубокхолостяк
người đàn ông độc thân

bachelor

[ˈbætʃələʳ]
A. N
1. (= unmarried man) → soltero m
confirmed bachelorsolterón m
2. (Univ) Bachelor of Arts/Science (= degree) → licenciatura f en Filosofía y Letras/Ciencias; (= person) → licenciado/a m/f en Filosofía y Letras/Ciencias
bachelor's degreelicenciatura f DEGREE
B. CPD bachelor flat Npiso m or (LAm) departamento m de soltero
bachelor girl N (US) → soltera f
bachelor party Nfiesta f para solteros

bachelor

[ˈbætʃələr]
ncélibataire m
He's a bachelor → Il est célibataire.bachelor flat ngarçonnière fBachelor of Arts n
(= degree) → licence f ès lettres, licence f en lettres Bachelor of Arts degree
(British) (= graduate) → licencié(e) m/f ès lettres, licencié(e) m/f en lettresBachelor of Arts degree nlicence f ès lettres, licence f en lettresBachelor of Science n
(= degree) → licence f ès scienceslicence f en sciences Bachelor of Science degree
(= graduate) → licencié(e) m/f ès sciences, licencié(e) m/f en sciencesBachelor of Science degree nlicence f ès sciences, licence f en sciencesbachelor pad ngarçonnière fbachelor party n (US)enterrement m de vie de garçonbachelor's degree nlicence f

bachelor

n
Junggeselle m; still a bachelorimmer noch Junggeselle
(Univ) Bachelor of Arts/Science˜ Magister m(der philosophischen/naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät)

bachelor

:
bachelor flat
bachelor girl
nJunggesellin f

bachelor

[ˈbætʃləʳ] nscapolo

bachelor

(ˈbӕtʃələ) noun
an unmarried man. He's a confirmed bachelor (= he has no intention of ever marrying); (also adjective) a bachelor flat (= a flat suitable for one person).
Bachelor of ArtsBA.Bachelor of EducationBEd.Bachelor of EngineeringBE.Bachelor of Fine ArtsBFA.Bachelor of ScienceBSc.

bachelor

أَعْزَب starý mládenec ungkarl Junggeselle εργένης soltero poikamies célibataire neženja scapolo 独身の男性 미혼남 vrijgezel ungkar kawaler solteirão, solteiro холостяк ungkarl ชายโสด bekar người đàn ông độc thân 单身汉

bachelor

n. soltero-a, célibe; [degree] bachiller.
References in classic literature ?
He paused discreetly at a distance when Brooke disappeared, but he could both see and hear, and being a bachelor, enjoyed the prospect mightily.
Other bachelor homesteaders used canned milk, to save trouble.
He was an old bachelor, and possessed of great wealth, in addition to the house and real estate which constituted what remained of the ancient Pyncheon property.
As he was a bachelor, and in nobody's debt, nobody troubled his head any more about him; the school was removed to a different quarter of the Hollow, and another pedagogue reigned in his stead.
This person proved, on her presenting herself, for judgment, at a house in Harley Street, that impressed her as vast and imposing--this prospective patron proved a gentleman, a bachelor in the prime of life, such a figure as had never risen, save in a dream or an old novel, before a fluttered, anxious girl out of a Hampshire vicarage.
Nor was there any earthly reason why I as a sailor should sleep two in a bed, more than anybody else; for sailors no more sleep two in a bed at sea, than bachelor Kings do ashore.
As was afterwards learned, the bachelor had met with the most surprising success; all the more wonderful, for that while cruising in the same seas numerous other vessels had gone entire months without securing a single fish.
He is a very nice old bachelor, but is an old bachelor just the same and isn't more than about a year this side of retirement by age limit; and so what does he know about taking care of a little maid nine years old?
I have it by me in the LEGENDS OF THE RHINE, done into English by the wildly gifted Garnham, Bachelor of Arts.
Pembroke Howard, lawyer and bachelor, aged almost forty, was another old Virginian grandee with proved descent from the First Families.
His appearance however was not unpleasing, in spite of his being in the opinion of Marianne and Margaret an absolute old bachelor, for he was on the wrong side of five and thirty; but though his face was not handsome, his countenance was sensible, and his address was particularly gentlemanlike.
I am not fond of the prattle of children," he continued; "for, old bachelor as I am, I have no pleasant associations connected with their lisp.