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Meaning of bachelor

bach•e•lor

Pronunciation: (bach'u-lur, bach'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. an unmarried man.
  2. a person who has been awarded a bachelor's degree.
  3. a fur seal, esp. a young male, kept from the breeding grounds by the older males.
  4. Also calleda young knight who followed the banner of another.
  5. Also calleda landless knight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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