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Meaning of BACHELOR

Pronunciation:  'bachulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a man who has never been married
  2. [n]  a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
  3. [v]  lead a bachelor's existence

BACHELOR is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bach, bachelor-at-arms, knight bachelor, unmarried man
 See Also: adult male, knight, live, man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bach"e*lor\ (b[a^]ch"[-e]*l[~e]r), n. [OF. bacheler
young man, F. bachelier (cf.Pr. bacalar, Sp. bachiller, Pg.
bacharel, It. baccalare), LL. baccalarius the tenant of a
kind of farm called baccalaria, a soldier not old or rich
enough to lead his retainers into battle with a banner, a
person of an inferior academical degree aspiring to a
doctorate. In the latter sense, it was afterward changed to
baccalaureus. See {Baccalaureate}, n.]
1. A man of any age who has not been married.

         As merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed
         a hound.                              --W. Irving.

2. An unmarried woman. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

3. A person who has taken the first or lowest degree in the
   liberal arts, or in some branch of science, at a college
   or university; as, a bachelor of arts.

4. A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under
   the standard of another in the field; often, a young

5. In the companies of London tradesmen, one not yet admitted
   to wear the livery; a junior member. [Obs.]

6. (Zo["o]l.) A kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish
   ({Pomoxys annularis}) of the southern United States.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: If a man dreams that he is a bachelor, it is a warning for him to keep clear of women. His honor and dignity will decline was well. If a woman dreams of a bachelor, it indicates forbidden love and loss of purity and innocence.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: baccalaureate, baccalaureus, bach, banneret, baronet, Bayard, caballero, cavalier, chevalier, companion, confirmed bachelor, degree, doctor, doctorate, Don Quixote, Gawain, knight, knight bachelor, knight banneret, knight baronet, knight-errant, Lancelot, master, old bach, Ritter, Sidney, single man, Sir Galahad