bachelor

UK [ˈbætʃələ(r)] / US [ˈbætʃələr] noun [countable]
Word forms "bachelor":
singular bachelor plural bachelors
a man who has never been married. It is more usual to say that someone who is not married is single. An eligible bachelor is one who many women want to marry because he is rich and attractive. A confirmed bachelor is a man who does not intend ever to get married.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bachelor — (n.) c.1300, young man; also youthful knight, novice in arms, from O.Fr. bacheler (11c.) knight bachelor, a young squire in training for knighthood, of uncertain origin, perhaps from M.L. baccalarius vassal farmer, one who helps or tends a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bachelor — [bach′ə lər, bach′lər] n. [ME bacheler < OFr bachelier < ML baccalaris: see BACCALAUREATE] 1. in the feudal system, a young knight and landholder who served under another s banner: also bachelor at arms 2. a man who has not married 3. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bachelor No.2 — (1999) d Aimee Mann How am I Different Nothing Is Good Enough Red Vines The Fall Of The World s Own Optimist Satellite Deathly Ghost World Calling It Quits Susan Backfire It Takes All Kinds Save me Just like anyone You do Portail de la musique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bachelor — (engl., spr. Bättschler), s.u. Baccalareus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bachelor — (engl., spr. bättscheler) s. Bakkalaureus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bachelor — [n] unmarried man or woman available*, celibate, single*, single person, stag*, unattached; concepts 415,419,423 Ant. groom, husband, spouse …   New thesaurus

  • bachelor — ► NOUN 1) a man who has never been married. 2) a person who holds a first degree from a university. DERIVATIVES bachelorhood noun. ORIGIN Old French bacheler a young man aspiring to knighthood …   English terms dictionary

  • Bachelor — Der Bachelor ([ˈbætʃə.lɚ] oder [ˈbætʃlɚ], dt. auch Bakkalaureus; aus engl. bachelor, geht auf das lat. baccalaureus, „(Jung )Geselle“, zurück) ist der erste akademische Grad eines gestuften Universitätsstudiums oder Hochschulstudiums und zugleich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bachelor — This article is about the term for an unmarried man. For other uses, see Bachelor (disambiguation). A bachelor is a man above the age of majority who has never been married (see single person). Unlike his female counterpart, the spinster, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Bachelor — Ba|che|lor 〈[ bæ̣tʃələ(r)] m.; od. s, s; Abk.: B.; in den USA u. Europa〉 Sy Bakkalaureus 1. unterster akademischer Grad; Sy Bakkalaureat 2. Inhaber des Bachelor (1) * * * Ba|che|lor [ bɛt̮ʃəlɐ ], der; [s] …   Universal-Lexikon

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