an unmarried man.
a person who has been awarded a bachelor’s degree.
a fur seal, especially a young male, kept from the breeding grounds by the older males.
Also called bachelor-at-arms. a young knight who followed the banner of another.
Also called household knight. a landless knight.
an unmarried man
(as modifier): a bachelor flat
a person who holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science, etc
the degree itself
Also called bachelor-at-arms. (in the Middle Ages) a young knight serving a great noble
bachelor seal, a young male seal, esp a fur seal, that has not yet mated
c.1300, “young man;” also “youthful knight, novice in arms,” from Old French bacheler (11c.) “knight bachelor,” a young squire in training for knighthood, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin baccalarius “vassal farmer,” one who helps or tends a baccalaria “section of land.” Or from Latin baculum “a stick,” because the squire would practice with a staff, not a sword. Meaning evolved from “knight in training” to “young unmarried man” (early 14c.). Bachelor party as a pre-wedding ritual is from 1882.
any of various plants with round flower heads, especially the cornflower. noun (functioning as singular or pl) any of various plants of the daisy family with button-like flower heads
an unmarried young woman. Contemporary Examples Fewer than 10 percent have showers and 13 percent have bachelor or bachelorette parties. Post DOMA: Wedding Vendors Hear Bells…Ka-Ching! CNBC June 27, 2013 And so I offer a modest proposal: Get rid of The bachelorette. It’s About Damn Time for a Gay ‘Bachelor’ Brandy Zadrozny May 26, 2014 […]
state of being a bachelor. a characteristic or peculiarity of a bachelor: Excessive tidiness had been added to his bachelorisms.
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