Bachelor meaning

băchə-lər, băchlər
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A person who has completed the undergraduate curriculum of a college or university and holds a bachelor's degree.
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A man who has not married.
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A male animal that does not mate during the breeding season.
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A young knight in the service of another knight in feudal times.
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The definition of a bachelor is a man who is not married.

A man with no wife is an example of a bachelor.

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In the feudal system, a young knight and landholder who served under another's banner.
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A man who has never been married.
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A young male animal, specif. a fur seal, that has not yet mated.
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Of or for a bachelor.
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Origin of bachelor

  • Middle English bacheler squire, youth, bachelor from Old French from Medieval Latin baccalārius tenant farmer perhaps of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition