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Other Bachelor Definition

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

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adult male, knight, live, man

Misc. Definitions

\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 knight.
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.

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