Baccalaureate

[b_ˈa_k_ɐ_l_ˌɔː_ɹ_iː_t], [bˈakɐlˌɔːɹiːt], [bˈakɐlˌɔːɹiːt]

Definitions of baccalaureate:

  1.   The degree of bachelor of arts. ( B. A. or A. B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges.
  2.   Relating to the degree of bachelor; baccalaureate sermon, a farewell sermon delivered to a graduating class.
  3.   an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
  4.   A baccalaureate sermon.
  5.   The degree of bachelor, or first degree, given by universities and colleges.
  6.   The degree of bachelor of arts. See Bachelor.
  7.   a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
  8.   Pertaining to a bachelor of arts.
  9.   The degree or position of a Bachelor of Arts.

Usage examples for baccalaureate:

  1. “ " Grandmother will march with her own class, the 1908's, and sit with them in the Amphitheatre to listen to the Baccalaureate sermon. ” – Ethel Morton at Chautauqua by Mabell S. C. Smith
  2. Harry, realizing all this as well as any one, exerted himself to make Aunt C. glad she had made the effort to come to see him graduate, and he manfully escorted her and the girls to the play, the baccalaureate service, his class- day exercises, the baseball game and various other entertainments, where, as Ruth rather aptly put it, " we can sit around and watch somebody else do something." ” – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  3. We watched Ole and Frankling all through Baccalaureate and when Ole won a twenty- yard dash across the church and over several of us, and marched down the street with Miss Spencer, it looked as if all was over but the Mendelssohn business. ” – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  4. By the kind aid of the good minister of the town he had been fitted for college; had passed through Cambridge by means of what little money his father had left him and by his own exertions in school- keeping; and was now a recently decorated baccalaureate with, as was understood, a purpose to devote himself to the ministry, under the auspices of that reverend and good friend whose support and instruction had already stood him in such stead. ” – Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  5. Said Mr. A. B. Farquhar in a baccalaureate address to the students of McDonough College: Success colors everything. ” – A Fleece of Gold Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece by Charles Stewart Given
  6. As baccalaureate arms himself, and speaks not Until the master doth propose the question, To argue it, and not to terminate it, So did I arm myself with every reason, While she was speaking, that I might be ready For such a questioner and such profession. ” – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  7. Now, for mine own part, with little Mary's love, I promise you that my baccalaureate degree at Oxford will be the only one to which I will aspire. ” – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  8. The artist went up for his bachot, his baccalaureate degree, at the Sorbonne, and was plucked for his written Latin version. ” – George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians by T. Martin Wood
  9. As a matter of fact, a position was found for the young baccalaureate in a government department which was neither the most desirable nor the one of least importance; namely, the Post Office Department. ” – Bastien Lepage by Fr. Crastre
  10. “ 128. The Seniors will be examined for the Baccalaureate four weeks before Commencement, by a committee, in connection with the Faculty. ” – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  11. When a little poem called " The Two Streams" was first printed, a writer in the New York " Evening Post" virtually accused the author of it of borrowing the thought from a baccalaureate sermon of President Hopkins of Williamstown, and printed a quotation from that discourse, which, as I thought, a thief or catch- poll might well consider as establishing a fair presumption that it was so borrowed. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  12. At the age of eighteen, he left the St. Hilaire college in order to prepare his baccalaureate and his father, becoming alarmed at his increasing moodiness and mysticism, endeavored to infuse into him the tastes and habits of a man of the world by introducing him into the society of his equals in the town where he lived; but the twig was already bent, and the young man yielded with bad grace to the change of regime; the amusements they offered were either wearisome or repugnant to him. ” – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  13. After this we find him at Lyons, at first pursuing studies in philosophy in preparation for his baccalaureate degree, evidently with the idea of eventually entering the university. ” – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  14. This degree, or honor, is called the Baccalaureate – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall

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