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bachelor Explained

bachelor at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bachelor at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1297, "youthful knight, novice in arms," from O.Fr. bacheler "knight bachelor," a young squire in training for knighthood, probably from M.L. baccalarius "vassal farmer," one who helps or tends a baccalaria "section of land." Or from L. baculum "a stick," since the squire would practice with a staff, not a sword. Meaning evolved 14c. from "knight in training" to "junior member of a guild or university" to "unmarried man" (1386). Fem. form bachelorette, with Fr. ending, is from 1935, replacing earlier bachelor-girl (1895). Bachelor party is first recorded 1922. A clipped form bach was a colloquial verb in 19c. Amer.Eng. meaning "to live as an unmarried man." ///

bachelor at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: bacheler, probably from Medieval Latin baccalarius 'farmer, squire, student']//
1 a man who has never been married: --Gerald was 38, and a confirmed bachelor (=a man who has decided that he will never marry) .// --The Crown Prince was Japan's most eligible bachelor (=a rich young man who has not yet married) .//
2 Bachelor of Arts/Science/Education etc: a first university degree in an arts subject, a science subject etc// BA, BSc, BEd//

bachelor at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "bachelor":
Bayard, Don Quixote, Gawain, Lancelot, Ritter, Sidney, Sir Galahad,
baccalaureate, baccalaureus, bach, banneret, baronet, caballero,
cavalier, chevalier, companion, confirmed bachelor, degree, doctor,
doctorate, knight, knight bachelor, knight banneret,
knight baronet, knight-errant, master, old bach, single man

Bachelor at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bachelor \Bach"e*lor\ (b[a^]ch"[-e]*l[~e]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. --W. Irving.

2. An unmarried woman. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

bachelor at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Holluschickie \Hol"lus*chick`ie\, n. sing. & pl. [Prob. of Russ.
goluishka bare of possessions, offspring, etc., fr. golui[i^]
naked.] (Zo["o]l.)
A young male fur seal, esp. one from three to six years old;
-- called also {bachelor}, because prevented from breeding by
the older full-grown males.

Note: The holluschickie are the seals that may legally be
killed for their skins.

But he'll lie down on the killing grounds where
the holluschickie go. --Kipling.

bachelor at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}]

bachelor at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* bachelour Inter: qualifier » obsolete


Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » bacheler|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » bacheler|lang=xno (modern French Inter: term » bachelier|lang=fr), from Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » baccalaris|baccalāris|lang=la (compare Tuscan Inter: term » bacalaro|lang=it ‘squire’), of unknown origin.


* Inter: audio » en-us-bachelor.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈbætʃ.ə.lɚ/
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈbætʃ.ə.lə(ɹ)/


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A man who is socially regarded as able to marry, but has not yet.
    1. Washington Irving
    2. : As merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed a hound.
    3. The first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges; a bachelor's degree.
    4. Someone who has achieved a bachelor's degree.
    5. Inter: Canad » a An apartment consisting mainly of one large room which is the living, dining, and bedroom combined. A bachelor apartment.
    6. Inter: obsolet » e An unmarried woman.
    7. : Inter: rfquotek » Ben Jonson
    8. Inter: obsolet » e A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field.
    9. Inter: obsolet » e Among London tradesmen, a junior member not yet admitted to wear the livery.
    10. A kind of bass, an edible freshwater fish (Pomoxys annularis) of the southern United States.


      * Inter: sense » academic degree baccalaureate

      Derived terms

      * confirmed bachelor

  • bachelordom
  • bachelorette Inter: qualifier » North America
  • bachelorhood
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • bachelor pad
  • bachelor party
  • bachelorship
  • bachelor's button
  • bachelor's degree


    Inter: trans-top » unmarried man
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|oujongkerel
  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|beqar|m
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أعزب|m|tr='a3zab, Inter: t- » ar|عازب|m|alt=عازِب|tr=3aazib
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|solter|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|單身漢|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|单身汉|tr=dānshēnhàn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|starý mládenec|m, Inter: t+ » cs|bakalář|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|ungkarl|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vrijgezel|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|fraŭlo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|poikamies, Inter: t- » fi|vanhapoika
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|célibataire|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Junggeselle|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εργένης|m|tr=ergénis
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|רווק|m|tr=ravaq|sc=Hebr
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|piparsveinn|m, Inter: t- » is|einhleyplingur|m, Inter: t- » is|ókvæntur maður|m
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|celibulo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|scapolo|m, Inter: t+ » it|celibe|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|独身者|tr=どくしんしゃ, dokushinsha
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|កំលោះ|tr=kom los|sc=Khmr
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Jonggesell|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ерген|m|tr=érgen, Inter: t- » mk|беќар|m|tr=béḱar
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kawaler|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|solteiro|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|холостяк|m|tr=xolostják
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fleasgach|m, Inter: t- » gd|seana-ghille|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|нежења|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|бећар|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|neženja|m, Inter: t- » sh|bećar|m
    • Sotho: Inter: t- » st|lesoha
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|soltero|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ungkarl|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|bekâr|m
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|холостяк|m|tr=xolostják, Inter: t+ » uk|парубок|m|tr=parubók

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » bachelor's degree
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|bakalaŭro
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kandidaatti|alt=kandidaatin Inter: t- » fi|tutkinto
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|licence
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bachelor|m
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|πτυχίο λυτείας|n|tr=ptychío lyteías
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|baccelliere

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|បរិញ្ញា|tr=pak ri nha|sc=Khmr, Inter: t- » km|បរិញ្ញាត្រី|tr=pak ri nha trey|sc=Khmr
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bacharelado|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бакалавр|m|tr=bakalávr
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bachiller|m, Inter: t- » es|título de grado, Inter: t+ » es|licenciatura|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kandidat|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » person who has achieved bachelor's degree
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|學士|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|学士|tr=xuéshì|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|bakalář {{m}}, Inter: t+ » cs|bakalářka {{f}}
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kandidaatti
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bachelor|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|学士|tr=がくし, gakushi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|បរិញ្ញា|tr=pak ri nha|sc=Khmr
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bacharel|c
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бакалавр|m|tr=bakalávr
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bachiller|m, Inter: t- » es|licenciado|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kandidat|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (Canada) single room apartment
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|yksiö
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|kawalerka|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|etta|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * spinster
    • divorcé
    • widower
    • Inter: pedialit » e
    • Inter: Wikisource1911Enc Citation » Bachelor

    Translation: ar » bachelor
    Translation: et » bachelor
    Translation: el » bachelor
    Translation: eo » bachelor
    Translation: fa » bachelor
    Translation: fr » bachelor
    Translation: ko » bachelor
    Translation: io » bachelor
    Translation: it » bachelor
    Translation: kn » bachelor
    Translation: sw » bachelor
    Translation: ku » bachelor
    Translation: hu » bachelor
    Translation: mg » bachelor
    Translation: ml » bachelor
    Translation: my » bachelor
    Translation: fj » bachelor
    Translation: pl » bachelor
    Translation: pt » bachelor
    Translation: ru » bachelor
    Category: simple:bachelor -
    Translation: fi » bachelor
    Translation: ta » bachelor
    Translation: te » bachelor
    Translation: th » bachelor
    Translation: vi » bachelor
    Translation: zh » bachelor

    Bachelor at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bachelor


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    From Inter: etyl » en|de Inter: term » bachelor|lang=en


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈbɛt͡ʃəlɐ/|lang=de


    Inter: head » de|noun|g=m
  • an academic degree without specification of the field of studies

    See also

    * Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Science

    Translation: ar » Bachelor
    Translation: de » Bachelor
    Translation: ko » Bachelor
    Translation: zh » Bachelor