Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bachelor”

See all translations

bachelor

noun [C] uk   /ˈbætʃ.əl.ər/ us    //
a man who has never married: He remained a bachelor until he was well into his 40s. Sam is a confirmed bachelor (= he is unlikely ever to want to get married).
Translations of “bachelor”
in Korean 독신남…
in Arabic أعْزَب…
in French célibataire, garçon nière…
in Turkish bekâr…
in Italian celibe, scapolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨身男子,單身漢…
in Russian холостяк…
in Polish kawaler…
in Spanish soltero, casadero…
in Portuguese solteiro…
in German der Junggeselle…
in Catalan solter…
in Japanese 独身の男性, 一度も結婚したことがない男性…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独身男子,单身汉…
(Definition of bachelor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bachelor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bachelor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More