bachelor

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From Middle English bacheler, from Anglo-Norman bacheler (modern French bachelier), from Medieval Latin baccalārius, from Late Latin baccalāris (compare Tuscan baccalare (squire), of unknown origin.

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bachelor (plural bachelors)

  1. A person, especially a man, who is socially regarded as able to marry, but has not yet.
    • (Can we date this quote by Washington Irving and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      As merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed a hound.
    • 1933, S. N. Behrman, Queen Christina
      I shall die a bachelor
  2. The first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges; a bachelor's degree.
  3. Someone who has achieved a bachelor's degree.
  4. (Canada) A bachelor apartment.
  5. (obsolete) An unmarried woman.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
  6. (obsolete) A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field.
  7. (obsolete) Among London tradesmen, a junior member not yet admitted to wear the livery.
  8. A kind of bass, an edible freshwater fish (Pomoxis annularis) of the southern United States.

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bachelor c (singular definite bacheloren, plural indefinite bachelorer or bachelors)

  1. bachelor's degree
    Hun har en bachelor i mikrobiologi.
    She has a bachelor's degree in microbiology.

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bachelor m (plural bachelors)

  1. bachelor (degree)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bachelor, from Old French bacheler

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bachelor m (definite singular bacheloren, indefinite plural bachelorer, definite plural bachelorene)

  1. a bachelor (person holding a bachelor's degree)
  2. a bachelor's degree (bachelorgrad)

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From English bachelor, from Old French bacheler

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bachelor m (definite singular bacheloren, indefinite plural bachelorar, definite plural bachelorane)

  1. a bachelor (person holding a bachelor's degree)
  2. a bachelor's degree (bachelorgrad)

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