Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to baccalaureate: French Baccalaureate
1. See bachelor's degree.
2. A farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to a graduating class.
[Medieval Latin baccalaureātus, from baccalārius, bachelor (influenced by laureātus, crowned with laurel); see bachelor.]
1. (Education) the university degree of Bachelor or Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc
2. (Education) an internationally recognized programme of study, comprising different subjects, offered as an alternative to a course of A levels in Britain
3. (Education) US a farewell sermon delivered at the commencement ceremonies in many colleges and universities
[C17: from Medieval Latin baccalaureātus, from baccalaureus advanced student, alteration of baccalārius bachelor; influenced in folk etymology by Latin bāca berry + laureus laurel]
bac•ca•lau•re•ate(ˌbæk əˈlɔr i ɪt, -ˈlɒr-)
2. a religious service held for a graduating class.
3. Also called baccalau′reate ser`mon. the sermon delivered at such a service.
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin baccalaureātus, derivative of baccalaure(us) advanced student, bachelor, variant of baccalārius bachelor]
A bachelor’s degree.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||baccalaureate - a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies|
preaching, sermon, discourse - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
|2.||baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies|
academic degree, degree - an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
Bachelor of Science in Engineering - a bachelor's degree in engineering