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Definition of bachelor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈbætʃələr//
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  1. 1a man who has never been married an eligible bachelor (= one that many people want to marry, especially because he is rich) a confirmed bachelor (= a person who does not intend to marry; often used in newspapers to refer to a homosexual man) compare spinster
  2. 2Bachelor a person who has a Bachelor's degree (= a first college degree) a Bachelor of Arts/Engineering/Science see also B.A., B.Ed., B.Sc
  3. 3(also bachelor apartment) (Canadian English) a small apartment suitable for a person living alone
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bachelor