What does acquaintance mean?

Definitions for acquaintance
ac·quain·tance

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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"

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.

    Etymology: From acointance. Compare French accointance.

  2. acquaintance(Noun)

    A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.

    Etymology: 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.

How to pronounce acquaintance?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say acquaintance in sign language?

  1. acquaintance

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. George Eliot:

    The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

  2. Penelope Fitzgerald:

    It's very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances aren't by any means always welcome, but at least one can't be mistaken as to who or what they are.

  3. Selwyn Champion:

    To read a book for the first time is to make the acquaintance of a new friend; to read it a second time is to meet an old one.

  4. Ambrose Bierce:

    Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

  5. Kenneth Williams:

    The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.

Images & Illustrations of acquaintance

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