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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 ?
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.