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Definition of Bachelor

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unmarried man; graduate who holds a bachelor's degree
Bachelor Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
In the companies of London tradesmen, one not yet admitted to wear the livery; a junior member.
  
(n.)
An unmarried woman.
  
(n.)
A person who has taken the first or lowest degree in the liberal arts, or in some branch of science, at a college or university; as, a bachelor of arts.
  
(n.)
A man of any age who has not been married.
  
(n.)
A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field; often, a young knight.
  
(n.)
A kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish (Pomoxys annularis) of the southern United States.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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bachelor
\bach"e*lor\ (băch"&esl;*l&etilde;r), n. [of. bacheler young man, f. bachelier (cf.pr. bacalar, sp. bachiller, pg. bacharel, it. baccalare), ll. baccalarius the tenant of a kind of farm called baccalaria, a soldier not old or rich enough to lead his retainers into battle with a banner, a person of an inferior academical degree aspiring to a doctorate. in the latter sense, it was afterward changed to baccalaureus. see baccalaureate, n.]
1. a man of any age who has not been married. as merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed a hound. irving.
2. an unmarried woman. [obs.] jonson.
3. a person who has taken the first or lowest degree in the liberal arts, or in some branch of science, at a college or university; as, a bachelor of arts.
4. a knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field; often, a young knight.
5. in the companies of london tradesmen, one not yet admitted to wear the livery; a junior member. [obs.]
6. (zo?l.) a kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish (pomoxys annularis) of the southern united states.
bachelor
n
1. a man who has never been married [syn: unmarried man]


2. a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon [syn: knight bachelor, bachelor-at-arms]
v : lead a bachelor's existence [syn: bach]





  similar words(6) 



 bachelor of theology 
 old bachelor 
 bachelor of laws 
 knight bachelor 
 bachelor-at-arms 
 budge bachelor 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
fear singil
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Henfab = n. old bachelor
Australian Slang
Bachelors' and Spinsters' Ball, a very enjoyable party usually held in rural areas; Ball held for Bachelors and Spinsters, singles crowd, often held in the bush or remote location and often involving copious amounts of alcohol; dance held for young people in country areas, in a wool-shed or out in the open, patrons dress in formal clothing, and generally sleep outdoors. Circle work - the creation of circular patterns on the ground with the back wheels of the patrons' utes or cars - is an obligatory ritual.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a man who has never been married
(synonym) unmarried man
(hypernym) man, adult male
(derivation) bach
2. a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
(synonym) knight bachelor, bachelor-at-arms
(hypernym) knight

Verb
1. lead a bachelor's existence
(synonym) bach
(hypernym) live
(derivation) unmarried man
Bachelor Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
For a man to dream that he is a bachelor, is a warning for him to keep clear of women.

For a woman to dream of a bachelor, denotes love not born of purity. Justice goes awry. Politicians lose honor.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Bachelor Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A bachelor is a man who is neither married nor dating and who lives independently outside of his parents' home or other institutional setting.

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