What does bach mean?

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  1. Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach(noun)

    German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)

  2. Bach(verb)

    the music of Bach

    "he played Bach on the organ"

  3. bachelor, bach(verb)

    lead a bachelor's existence


  1. bach(Noun)

    A holiday home, usually small and near the beach, often with only one or two rooms and of simple construction.

  2. bach(Verb)

    To live apart from women, as with the period when a divorce is in progress (compare bachelor pad).

  3. Bach(ProperNoun)

    of English-speakers.

  4. Bach(ProperNoun)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, a German organist and composer

  5. Origin: Probable shortening of bachelor


  1. Bach

    A bach is a small, often very modest holiday home or beach house. Baches are an iconic part of New Zealand history and culture, especially in the middle of the 20th century, where they symbolized the beach holiday lifestyle that was becoming more accessible to the middle class. "Bach" was originally short for bachelor pad, but actually they often tended to be a family holiday home. An alternative theory for the origination of the word is that bach is Welsh for small, although the pronunciation of this word is somewhat different. Baches began to gain popularity in the 1950s as roads improved and the increasing availability of cars allowed for middle-class beach holidays, often to the same beach every year. With yearly return trips being made, baches began to spring up in many family vacation spots. One humorous definition of a bach is "something you built yourself, on land you don't own, out of materials you borrowed or stole."

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  1. BACH

    What does BACH stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the BACH acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bach in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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