What does baccalaureate mean?

Definitions for baccalaureate
ˌbæk əˈlɔr i ɪt, -ˈlɒr-bac·calau·re·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baccalaureatenoun

    a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies

  2. bachelor's degree, baccalaureatenoun

    an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies


  1. baccalaureatenoun

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

  2. baccalaureatenoun

    A high school completion exam and qualification awarded in many countries (e.g. Finland, France, Moldova, Romania), designed to enable students to go on to higher education.

  3. baccalaureatenoun

    A farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to a graduating class.

  4. Etymology: From baccalauréat, from baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus, an alteration of baccalarius, to resemble bacca lauri (the ancient symbol of victory). Compare Bachelor.


  1. baccalaureate

    A baccalaureate is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a specific course of study. It typically requires the completion of a certain number of credits or courses in a specific field of study, such as arts, sciences, or business. Baccalaureate programs generally last for four years, although the duration may vary depending on the country and institution. The degree is typically considered the first level of higher education and can be a prerequisite for pursuing advanced degrees or entering certain professions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baccalaureatenoun

    the degree of bachelor of arts. (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges

  2. Baccalaureatenoun

    a baccalaureate sermon

  3. Baccalaureateadjective

    pertaining to a bachelor of arts

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Baccalaureate

    bak-ka-law′re-āt, n. the university degree of bachelor.—adj. Baccalau′rean [Low L. baccalaureus, corrupted from, baccalarius, with some imaginary reference to bacca lauri, the laurel berry. See Bachelor.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of baccalaureate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of baccalaureate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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