What does baccalaureate mean?

Definitions for baccalaureateˌbæk əˈlɔr i ɪt, -ˈlɒr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word baccalaureate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baccalaureate(noun)

    a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies

  2. bachelor's degree, baccalaureate(noun)

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


  1. baccalaureate(Noun)

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

  2. baccalaureate(Noun)

    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. baccalaureate(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baccalaureate(noun)

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

  2. Baccalaureate(noun)

    a baccalaureate sermon

  3. Baccalaureate(adj)

    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.]


  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

Images & Illustrations of baccalaureate

  1. baccalaureatebaccalaureatebaccalaureate

Translations for baccalaureate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for baccalaureate »


Find a translation for the baccalaureate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these baccalaureate definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"baccalaureate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 21 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/baccalaureate>.

Are we missing a good definition for baccalaureate? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for baccalaureate:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.