Definitions for acquaintance
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word acquaintance
acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancy(noun)
personal knowledge or information about someone or something
a relationship less intimate than friendship
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
sb you know a little
more of an acquaintance than a friend
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.
A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
Origin: From acointance. Compare French accointance.
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
a person or persons with whom one is acquainted
The Roycroft Dictionary
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.
Translations for acquaintance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person whom one knows slightly.
- أحَد مَعَارِف المَرْءArabic
- conhecidoPortuguese (BR)
- známý (člověk)Czech
- der/die Bekannte(r)German
- γνώριμος, γνωστόςGreek
- 아는 사람Korean
- bekjent, kjenningNorwegian
- poznanik (poznanica)Serbian
- tanıdık, bildikTurkish
- 相識(但不熟)的人，泛泛之交Chinese (Trad.)
- واقف ، جان کارUrdu
- người quen sơVietnamese
- 相识的人，泛泛之交Chinese (Simp.)
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