Definitions for bachelorˈbætʃ ə lər, ˈbætʃ lər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bachelor, unmarried man(noun)

    a man who has never been married

  2. knight bachelor, bachelor-at-arms, bachelor(verb)

    a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon

  3. bachelor, bach(verb)

    lead a bachelor's existence


  1. bachelor(Noun)

    A man who is socially regarded as able to marry, but has not yet.

  2. bachelor(Noun)

    The first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges; a bachelor's degree.

  3. bachelor(Noun)

    Someone who has achieved a bachelor's degree.

  4. bachelor(Noun)

    An apartment consisting mainly of one large room which is the living, dining, and bedroom combined. A bachelor apartment.

  5. Origin: bacheler, from bacheler (modern French bachelier), from baccalaris (compare Tuscan bacalaro ‘squire’), of unknown origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bachelor(noun)

    a man of any age who has not been married

  2. Bachelor(noun)

    an unmarried woman

  3. Bachelor(noun)

    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. Bachelor(noun)

    a knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field; often, a young knight

  5. Bachelor(noun)

    in the companies of London tradesmen, one not yet admitted to wear the livery; a junior member

  6. Bachelor(noun)

    a kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish (Pomoxys annularis) of the southern United States


  1. Bachelor

    The term bachelor is used to refer to "men who live independently, outside of their parents' home and other institutional settings, who are neither married nor cohabitating."

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bachelor

    a name given to one who has achieved the first grade in any discipline.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From Latin _baculus_, a stick, unattached. Hence, an unattached man, which any lady may stick, stick to, or get stuck on.

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