bachelor


1bach·e·lor

noun \ˈbach-lər, ˈba-chə-\

: a man who is not married; especially : a man who has never been married

: a person who has received a bachelor's degree

Full Definition of BACHELOR

1
:  a young knight who follows the banner of another
2
:  a person who has received a degree from a college, university, or professional school usually after four years of study <bachelor of arts>; also :  the degree itself <received a bachelor of laws>
3
a :  an unmarried man
b :  a male animal without a mate during breeding time
bach·e·lor·dom \-dəm\ noun
bach·e·lor·hood \-ˌhd\ noun

Origin of BACHELOR

Middle English bacheler, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century

2bachelor

adjective

Definition of BACHELOR

1
:  suitable for or occupied by a single person <a bachelor apartment>
2
:  unmarried <bachelor women> <bachelor parents>

First Known Use of BACHELOR

1840

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