ETYM Latin armiger armor bearer; arma arms + gerere to bear.
1. A nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms.
2. A squire carrying the armor of a knight; SYN. armor-bearer.
3. Armor-bearer; knight's squire; person bearing heraldic arms.
Sinonimi: unmarried man
ETYM Old Fren. bacheler young man, French bachelier (cf. Pr. bacalar, Spanish bachiller, Portu. bacharel, Italian baccalare), Late Lat. baccalarius the tenant of a kind of farm.
A man who has never been married; SYN. unmarried man.
1. A young knight who follows the banner of another.
2. A person who has received what is usually the lowest degree conferred by a 4-year college, university, or professional school ; also; the degree itself.
3. An unmarried man; A male animal (as a fur seal) without a mate during breeding time.
ETYM Old Fren. escuyer, escuier, properly, a shield-bearer, French écuyer shield-bearer, armor-bearer, squire of a knight, esquire, equerry, rider, horseman, Late Lat. scutarius shield-bearer, from Latin scutum shield.
(In medieval England) An attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood.