Baccalaureate vs. Bachelor - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Bachelor

    A bachelor is a man who is socially regarded as able to marry, but has not yet. It is also the title of anyone of any gender or marital status who holds a bachelor's degree.

Wiktionary

  • Baccalaureate (noun)

    A bachelor's degree.

  • Baccalaureate (noun)

    A high school completion exam and qualification awarded in many countries (e.g. Finland, France, Moldova, Romania), designed to enable students to go on to higher education.

  • Baccalaureate (noun)

    A farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to a graduating class.

  • Baccalaureate (noun)

    The International Baccalaureate.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    A person, especially a man, who is socially regarded as able to marry, but has not yet.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    The first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges; a bachelor's degree.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    Someone who has achieved a bachelor's degree.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    A bachelor apartment.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    An unmarried woman.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    Among tradesmen, a junior member not yet admitted to wear the livery.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    A kind of bass, an edible freshwater fish (noshow=1) of the southern United States.

Webster Dictionary

  • Baccalaureate (noun)

    The degree of bachelor of arts (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges.

  • Baccalaureate (noun)

    A baccalaureate sermon.

  • Baccalaureate (adjective)

    Pertaining to a bachelor of arts.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    A man of any age who has not been married.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    An unmarried woman.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    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.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field; often, a young knight.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    In the companies of London tradesmen, one not yet admitted to wear the livery; a junior member.

  • Bachelor (noun)

    A kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish (Pomoxys annularis) of the southern United States.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Baccalaureate (noun)

    a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies

  • Baccalaureate (noun)

    an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies

  • Bachelor (noun)

    a man who has never been married

  • Bachelor (noun)

    a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon

  • Bachelor (verb)

    lead a bachelor's existence

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