bachelorhood


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bachelorhood - the time of a man's life prior to marriagebachelorhood - the time of a man's life prior to marriage
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
2.bachelorhood - the state of being an unmarried manbachelorhood - the state of being an unmarried man
marital status - the condition of being married or unmarried
Translations

bachelorhood

[ˈbætʃələhʊd] Nsoltería f

bachelorhood

nJunggesellentum nt

bachelorhood

[ˈbætʃləhʊd] ncelibato
References in classic literature ?
At all events, a little golden fragment of bachelorhood remained.
Incapable of grouping the past, he confused the episode of Jacky with another episode that had taken place in the days of his bachelorhood. The two made one crop of wild oats, for which he was heartily sorry, and he could not see that those oats are of a darker stock which are rooted in another's dishonour.
It was less trouble to conform with the tradition and treat May exactly as all his friends treated their wives than to try to put into practice the theories with which his untrammelled bachelorhood had dallied.
A quarter of a mile inland we came upon the holluschickie--sleek young bulls, living out the loneliness of their bachelorhood and gathering strength against the day when they would fight their way into the ranks of the Benedicts.
Consequently, in the first few weeks of his resumed bachelorhood, he even advanced upon his usual display of bustle, and every day made such a rout in renewing his investigations into the robbery, that the officers who had it in hand almost wished it had never been committed.
Scott told John he was a lucky fellow, and shook his head over the hardships of bachelorhood all the way home.
Casaubon had imagined that his long studious bachelorhood had stored up for him a compound interest of enjoyment, and that large drafts on his affections would not fail to be honored; for we all of us, grave or light, get our thoughts entangled in metaphors, and act fatally on the strength of them.
If he had had the courage; if George and Miss Sedley had remained, according to the former's proposal, in the farther room, Joseph Sedley's bachelorhood would have been at an end, and this work would never have been written.
Craig was a man of sober passions, and was already in his tenth year of hesitation as to the relative advantages of matrimony and bachelorhood. It is true that, now and then, when he had been a little heated by an extra glass of grog, he had been heard to say of Hetty that the "lass was well enough," and that "a man might do worse"; but on convivial occasions men are apt to express themselves strongly.
Before he even married Princess Diana in 1981, Prince Charles already had a key moment during his bachelorhood, which he didn't know would tremendously change the course of his life years later.
Munawar, who also produced the film, plays a commitment-phobe who clings onto his bachelorhood with all his might, but has a change of heart when he meets the winsome Ali at a wedding.
He continued: "I hope to return single, bachelorhood was much better".