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bachalso batch (băch)Informal
intr.v. bached, bach·ing, bach·es also batched or batch·ing or batch·esIdiom:
1. To live as a bachelor.
2. To live in the manner of a bachelor, as when one's spouse or partner is away.
[Short for bachelor.]
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Welsh a term of friendly address: used esp after a person's name
[Welsh, literally: little one]
a variant spelling of batch1
(Architecture) a simple cottage, esp at the seaside
1. (Biography) Johann Christian (joˈhan ˈkrɪstjan), 11th son of J. S. Bach. 1735–82, German composer, called the English Bach, resident in London from 1762
2. (Biography) Johann Christoph (ˈkrɪstɔf). 1642–1703, German composer: wrote oratorios, cantatas, and motets, some of which were falsely attributed to J. S. Bach, of whom he was a distant relative
3. (Biography) Johann Sebastian (joˈhan zeˈbastjan). 1685–1750, German composer: church organist at Arnstadt (1703–07) and Mühlhausen (1707–08); court organist at Weimar (1708–17); musical director for Prince Leopold of Köthen (1717–28); musical director for the city of Leipzig (1728–50). His output was enormous and displays great vigour and invention within the northern European polyphonic tradition. His works include nearly 200 cantatas and oratorios, settings of the Passion according to St John (1723) and St Matthew (1729), the six Brandenburg Concertos (1720–21), the 48 preludes and fugues of the Well-tempered Clavier (completed 1744), and the Mass in B Minor (1733–38)
4. (Biography) Karl (or Carl) Philipp Emanuel (karl ˈfiːlɪp eˈmaːnuɛl), 3rd son of J. S. Bach. 1714–88, German composer, chiefly of symphonies, keyboard sonatas, and church music
5. (Biography) Wilhelm Friedemann (ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfriːdəman), eldest son of J. S. Bach. 1710–84, German composer: wrote nine symphonies and much keyboard and religious music
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1. a bachelor.v.
2. bach it, to live alone.Idiom.
[1850–55, Amer.; by shortening]
1. Johann Sebastian, 1685–1750, German organist and composer.
2. his sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, 1710–84, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714–88, Johann Christoph Friedrich, 1732–95, and Johann Christian, 1735–82, German organists and composers.
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Past participle: bached
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|Noun||1.||Bach - German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)|
|2.||Bach - the music of Bach; "he played Bach on the organ"|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
|Verb||1.||bach - 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"
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