Single 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

  • Single (adjective)

    Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.

    "Can you give me a single reason not to leave right now?"

    "The vase contained a single long-stemmed rose."

  • Single (adjective)

    Not divided in parts.

    "The potatoes left the spoon and landed in a single big lump on the plate."

  • Single (adjective)

    Designed for the use of only one.

    "a single room"

  • Single (adjective)

    Performed by one person, or one on each side.

    "a single combat"

  • Single (adjective)

    Not married or (in modern times) not involved in a romantic relationship without being married or not dating anyone exclusively.

    "Forms often ask if a person is single, married, divorced, or widowed. In this context, a person who is dating someone but who has never married puts "single"."

    "Josh put down that he was a single male on the dating website."

  • Single (adjective)

    Having only one rank or row of petals.

  • Single (adjective)

    Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.

  • Single (adjective)

    Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

  • Single (adjective)

    Simple; foolish; weak; silly.

  • Single (noun)

    (music) A 45 RPM vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B.

  • Single (noun)

    (music) A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually having at least one extra track.

    "The Offspring released four singles from their most recent album."

  • Single (noun)

    One who is not married.

    "He went to the party, hoping to meet some friendly singles there."

  • Single (noun)

    A score of one run.

  • Single (noun)

    A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.

  • Single (noun)

    A tile that has a different value (i.e. number of pips) at each end.

  • Single (noun)

    A bill valued at $1.

    "I don't have any singles, so you'll have to make change."

  • Single (noun)

    A one-way ticket.

  • Single (noun)

    A score of one point, awarded when a kicked ball is dead within the non-kicking team's end zone or has exited that end zone. Officially known in the rules as a rouge.

  • Single (noun)

    A game with one player on each side, as in tennis.

  • Single (noun)

    One of the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.

  • Single (noun)

    A handful of gleaned grain.

  • Single (verb)

    To identify or select one member of a group from the others; generally used with out, either to single out or to single (something) out.

    "Eddie singled out his favorite marble from the bag."

    "Yvonne always wondered why Ernest had singled her out of the group of giggling girls she hung around with."

  • Single (verb)

    To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base.

    "Pedro singled in the bottom of the eighth inning, which, if converted to a run, would put the team back into contention."

  • Single (verb)

    To thin out.

  • Single (verb)

    To take the irregular gait called singlefoot.

  • Single (verb)

    To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.

  • Single (verb)

    To take alone, or one by one.

  • 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.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Single (adjective)

    only one; not one of several

    "the kingdom was ruled over by a single family"

    "a single red rose"

  • Single (adjective)

    regarded as distinct from each other or others in a group

    "alcohol is the single most important cause of violence"

    "she wrote down every single word"

  • Single (adjective)

    even one (used for emphasis)

    "they didn't receive a single reply"

  • Single (adjective)

    designed or suitable for one person

    "a single bed"

  • Single (adjective)

    not accompanied by others; alone.

  • Single (adjective)

    unmarried or not involved in a stable sexual relationship

    "a single mother"

  • Single (adjective)

    consisting of one part

    "the studio was a single large room"

  • Single (adjective)

    (of a ticket) valid for an outward journey only, not for the return

    "a first-class single ticket"

  • Single (adjective)

    (of a flower) having only one whorl of petals

    "the individual blooms can be single, semi-double, or fully double"

  • Single (adjective)

    denoting an alcoholic drink that consists of one measure of spirits

    "a single whisky"

  • Single (adjective)

    free from duplicity or deceit; ingenuous

    "a pure and single heart"

  • Single (noun)

    an individual person or thing rather than part of a pair or a group.

  • Single (noun)

    a short record or CD featuring one main song or track.

  • Single (noun)

    people who are unmarried or not involved in a stable sexual relationship

    "a singles holiday"

    "the divorce rate is rising so you'll see more singles in their late 30s and early 40s"

  • Single (noun)

    a ticket that is valid only for an outward journey.

  • Single (noun)

    a bedroom, especially in a hotel, that is suitable for one person.

  • Single (noun)

    a single measure of spirits.

  • Single (noun)

    a one-dollar note.

  • Single (noun)

    a hit for one run.

  • Single (noun)

    a hit which allows the batter to proceed safely to first base.

  • Single (noun)

    (especially in tennis and badminton) a game or competition for individual players, not pairs or teams.

  • Single (noun)

    a system of change-ringing in which one pair of bells changes places at each round.

  • Single (verb)

    choose someone or something from a group for special treatment

    "one newspaper was singled out for criticism"

  • Single (verb)

    thin out (seedlings or saplings)

    "hand hoes are used for singling roots"

  • Single (verb)

    reduce (a railway track) to a single line

    "the South Western line was singled west of Salisbury"

  • Single (verb)

    hit a single

    "Cohen singled to centre"

  • Single (verb)

    cause (a run) to be scored by hitting a single.

  • Single (verb)

    advance (a runner) by hitting a single.

Webster Dictionary

  • Single (adjective)

    One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

  • Single (adjective)

    Alone; having no companion.

  • Single (adjective)

    Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.

  • Single (adjective)

    Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.

  • Single (adjective)

    Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.

  • Single (adjective)

    Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

  • Single (adjective)

    Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.

  • Single (adjective)

    Simple; not wise; weak; silly.

  • Single

    To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.

  • Single

    To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.

  • Single

    To take alone, or one by one.

  • Single (verb)

    To take the irrregular gait called single-foot; - said of a horse. See Single-foot.

  • Single (noun)

    A unit; one; as, to score a single.

  • Single (noun)

    The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.

  • Single (noun)

    A handful of gleaned grain.

  • Single (noun)

    A game with but one player on each side; - usually in the plural.

  • Single (noun)

    A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.

  • 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

  • Single (noun)

    a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base

  • Single (noun)

    the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number;

    "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"

    "they had lunch at one"

  • Single (verb)

    hit a one-base hit

  • Single (adjective)

    existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual;

    "upon the hill stood a single tower"

    "had but a single thought which was to escape"

    "a single survivor"

    "a single serving"

    "a single lens"

    "a single thickness"

  • Single (adjective)

    used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals;

    "single chrysanthemums resemble daisies and may have more than one row of petals"

  • Single (adjective)

    not married or related to the unmarried state;

    "unmarried men and women"

    "unmarried life"

    "sex and the single girl"

    "single parenthood"

    "are you married or single?"

  • Single (adjective)

    characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;

    "an individual serving"

    "separate rooms"

    "single occupancy"

    "a single bed"

  • Single (adjective)

    having uniform application;

    "a single legal code for all"

  • Single (adjective)

    not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective;

    "judging a contest with a single eye"

    "a single devotion to duty"

    "undivided affection"

    "gained their exclusive attention"

  • Single (adjective)

    involved two individuals;

    "single combat"

  • Single (adjective)

    individual and distinct;

    "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"

    "a gift for every single child"

  • 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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