Definitions for acquaintance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancy(noun)

    personal knowledge or information about someone or something

  2. acquaintance, acquaintanceship(noun)

    a relationship less intimate than friendship

  3. acquaintance, friend(noun)

    a person with whom you are acquainted

    "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. acquaintance(noun)əˈkweɪn tns

    sb you know a little

    more of an acquaintance than a friend

Wiktionary

  1. acquaintance(Noun)

    A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy

    I know of the man; but have no acquaintance with him.

  2. acquaintance(Noun)

    A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.

  3. Origin: From acointance. Compare French accointance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquaintance(noun)

    a state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him

  2. Acquaintance(noun)

    a person or persons with whom one is acquainted

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. acquaintance

    Any one we bow to politely at the opera or shake hands with warmly in a barroom, but whom we would kick out of our homes. Hence, any one who has refused us a loan.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

acquaintance(noun)

a person whom one knows slightly.

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