baccalaureate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baccalaureate an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
    • n baccalaureate a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Baccalaureate A baccalaureate sermon.
    • a Baccalaureate Pertaining to a bachelor of arts.
    • Baccalaureate The degree of bachelor of arts (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n baccalaureate The university degree of bachelor.
    • n baccalaureate A baccalaureate sermon (which see, below).
    • baccalaureate Pertaining to the university degree of bachelor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Baccalaureate bak-ka-law′re-āt the university degree of bachelor
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. baccalaureatus, fr. LL. baccalaureus, a bachelor of arts, fr. baccalarius, but as if fr. L. bacca lauri, bayberry, from the practice of the bachelor's wearing a garland of bayberries. See Bachelor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. baccalaureus, corrupted from, baccalarius, with some imaginary reference to bacca lauri, the laurel berry. See Bachelor.

Usage

In literature:

I am going to try to live up to the baccalaureate sermon.
"Toaster's Handbook" by Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
He had great trouble in getting his baccalaureate.
"Parisian Points of View" by Ludovic Halévy
On Sabbath morning, the baccalaureate sermon was preached by Secretary C.J.
"The American Missionary, Vol. 43, No. 8, August, 1889" by Various
D. Lothrop & Co., of Boston, have published in book form nineteen baccalaureate sermons preached at Harvard College, by Dr. A.P.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
Baccalaureates and inspirational editorials can't touch it.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
In May I went to Eureka College, to preach the baccalaureate sermon.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
The president preached the Baccalaureate sermon from Gen. 5:24.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
Sunday afternoon, May 20th, an able baccalaureate address was preached by the Rev.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 48, No. 7, July, 1894" by Various
On the evening of the same day President Oscar Atwood delivered the Baccalaureate Address.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
Nine years passed by, and young Ma had reached the age of twenty-one and become a baccalaureate.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
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In news:

Any donations go toward expenses for the lunch and for this year's Baccalaureate service.
Donations are accepted for Sequim High School's Baccalaureate dinner.
Five schools will host new International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes in Chicago's school district starting in Fall 2013.
North Middle School this year decided to include all of its students in the rigorous International Baccalaureate program that previously required a special application process.
Oxford Elementary School was officially accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) School May 11.
Oxford High School is now authorized to administer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
If all goes as planned, Ballston Spa High School will be an International Baccalaureate school in Fall 2012, a feat that could make it the first school district in the Suburban Council to offer IB courses.
The Moore County school system is pulling the plug on Pinecrest High School's International Baccalaureate (IB) program, citing declining enrollment and other factors.
The Moore County Board of Education passed a measure Monday night to mandate minimum participation in Pinecrest High School's International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
County and school officials celebrate the Reston middle school's International Baccalaureate accreditation.
For two days in November, a delegation from the International Baccalaureate's (IB) North American headquarters toured Langston Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School.
Buffalo Public School Stanley M Makowski Early Childhood Center #99 has been authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
Ewa Beach's Aldrich Ricalde (kneeling,far right) with the 11 other college grads picked to attend the UH John A Burns School of Medicine through the Imi Ho' ola Post-Baccalaureate Program.
Named in honor of Dr and Mrs William O Sass , the scholarship encourages excellence in the field of nursing by supporting the course of study for a baccalaureate degree.
Modesto High School’s International Baccalaureate program will hold informational meetings for eighth-grade students and parents starting next month.
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