Bach´e`lor   Pronunciation: băch´ė`lẽr
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.
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 knight.
5.In the companies of London tradesmen, one not yet admitted to wear the livery; a junior member.
6.(Zool.) A kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish (Pomoxys annularis) of the southern United States.
Noun1.Bachelorbachelor - a man who has never been married
Synonyms: unmarried man
2.bachelor - a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
Verb1.bachelor - lead a bachelor's existence
Synonyms: bach

BACHELOR. The first degree taken at the universities in the arts and sciences, as bachelor of arts, & c. It is called, in Latin, Baccalaureus, from bacalus, or bacillus, a staff, because a staff was given, by way of distinction, into the hands of those who had completed their studies. Some, however, have derived the word from baccalaura, others from bas chevalier, as designating young squires who aspire to the knighthood. (Dupin.) But the derivation. of the word is uncertain.

For a man to dream that he is a bachelor, is a warning for him to keep clear of women. His honour and dignity will decline was well. For a woman to dream of a bachelor, denotes forbidden love and loss of purity and innocence.Bayard, Don Quixote, Gawain, Lancelot, Ritter, Sidney, Sir Galahad, baccalaureate, baccalaureus, bach, banneret, baronet, caballero, cavalier, chevalier, companion, confirmed bachelor, degree, doctor, doctorate, knight, knight bachelor, knight banneret, knight baronet, knight-errant, master, old bach, single man
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