What does acquaintance mean?

Definitions for acquaintance
ac·quain·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancynoun

    personal knowledge or information about someone or something

  2. acquaintance, acquaintanceshipnoun

    a relationship less intimate than friendship

  3. acquaintance, friendnoun

    a person with whom you are acquainted

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

Wiktionary

  1. acquaintancenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From acointance. Compare French accointance.

  2. acquaintancenoun

    A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.

    Etymology: From acointance. Compare French accointance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquaintancenoun

    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. Acquaintancenoun

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquaintance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquaintance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of acquaintance in a Sentence

  1. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison:

    We are seeing the same thing you're seeing in New York and all the other big cities across the country : a spike in increase in violence but it's a number of issues, it's group and gang violence, it's retaliation from previous bad acts. But we are seeing an increase in close acquaintance shootings and domestic violence shootings where people just have absolutely poor or no conflict resolution skills and/or using guns to solve their conflicts.

  2. Police Cmdr. Greg McEachern:

    These assaults were not date rapes. They were not acquaintance rapes. These assaults were violent rapes committed by a serial rapist -- a sexual deviant predator who was not going to stop until it was caught.

  3. Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal":

    I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.

  4. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.

  5. Unknown:

    A friend will know you better in the first minute they see you, than your acquaintance will in a thousand years.

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