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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.

    Etymology: Probable shortening of bachelor

  2. bach(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Probable shortening of bachelor

  3. Bach(ProperNoun)

    of English-speakers.

    Etymology: Probable shortening of bachelor

  4. Bach(ProperNoun)

    Johann Sebastian Bach, a German organist and composer

    Etymology: 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. 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

Examples of BACH in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Ensinger:

    Once you say you can’t do one piece of music because of a text – you open a door that will basically shut out large quantities of music and music history, you take out Bach’s work, most of Mozart’s work, you take out everything from the Middle Ages because it’s all sacred.

  2. This Is Spinal Tap:

    Nigel You know, just simple lines intertwining, you know, very much like - I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it's sort of in between those, really. It's like a Mach piece, really. It's sort of - Marty What do you call this Nigel Well, this piece is called Lick My Love Pump.

  3. George Steiner:

    We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning.

  4. Yoshiro Mori:

    I would imagine Bach is going to call me this week on this, i think the members also have their opinion. We've got plenty of time to exchange opinions and after that I'd expect everyone to unite and move ahead for the success of the Games in one voice.

  5. President Marius Vizer:

    I had expected more solidarity from international federations, specifically from summer Olympics federations, because I spoke out in the favor of the sport, i did not attack Bach or the IOC. But it is up to the federations to decide what they consider the best for their situation and their sports community.

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