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bach·e·lor

 (băch′ə-lər, băch′lər)
n.
1.
a. A man who is not married.
b. A man who has never been married.
c. A man who is not married and is not involved in a serious romantic relationship.
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 ?
Baudoyer, Isidore The Middle Classes Cousin Pons Bianchon, Horace Father Goriot The Atheist's Mass Cesar Birotteau The Commission in Lunacy Lost Illusions A Distinguished Provincial at Paris A Bachelor's Establishment The Secrets of a Princess Pierrette A Study of Woman Scenes from a Courtesan's Life Honorine The Seamy Side of History The Magic Skin A Second Home A Prince of Bohemia Letters of Two Brides The Muse of the Department The Imaginary Mistress The Middle Classes Cousin Betty The Country Parson In addition, M.
It was a Nantucket ship, the Bachelor, which had just wedged in her last cask of oil, and bolted down her bursting hatches; and now, in glad holiday apparel, was joyously, though somewhat vain-gloriously, sailing round among the widely-separated ships on the ground, previous to pointing her prow for home.
cried the gay Bachelor's commander, lifting a glass and a bottle in the air.
"You shall be soon satisfied," said the licentiate; "you must know, then, that though just now I said I was a licentiate, I am only a bachelor, and my name is Alonzo Lopez; I am a native of Alcobendas, I come from the city of Baeza with eleven others, priests, the same who fled with the torches, and we are going to the city of Segovia accompanying a dead body which is in that litter, and is that of a gentleman who died in Baeza, where he was interred; and now, as I said, we are taking his bones to their burial-place, which is in Segovia, where he was born."
"God, by means of a malignant fever that took him," answered the bachelor.
I mean to go and live wherever the fancy seizes me--at the wharf--at the counting-house--and be a jolly bachelor. You were a widow in anticipation.
'I tell you,' said the dwarf, exulting in his project, 'that I'll be a bachelor, a devil-may-care bachelor; and I'll have my bachelor's hall at the counting-house, and at such times come near it if you dare.
Presently three taps were discreetly struck upon the door; then, without waiting for any response, a handsome girl slipped like an eel into the room occupied by the old bachelor.
Go to Paris, my dear; go at the cost of an old celibate, I won't prevent it; in fact, I'll help you, for an old bachelor, Suzanne, is the natural money-box of a young girl.
But as the priceless treasure too frequently hides at the bottom of a well, it needs some courage to dive for it, especially as he that does so will be likely to incur more scorn and obloquy for the mud and water into which he has ventured to plunge, than thanks for the jewel he procures; as, in like manner, she who undertakes the cleansing of a careless bachelor's apartment will be liable to more abuse for the dust she raises than commendation for the clearance she effects.
The former, as soon as we reached the vicinity of the Ti--which was rigorously tabooed to the whole female sex--withdrew to a neighbouring hut, as if her feminine delicacy 'restricted' her from approaching a habitation which might be regarded as a sort of Bachelor's Hall.
To tell the truth, Mehevi was indebted to the excellence of his viands for the honour of my repeated visits--a matter which cannot appear singular, when it is borne in mind that bachelors, all the world over, are famous for serving up unexceptionable repasts.