What does acquaintance mean?

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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.

  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.

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?

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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. Thomas Chandler Haliburton:

    Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.

  2. Rabindranath Tagore:

    Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

  3. Samuel Johnson:

    I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.

  4. Junko Ishido:

    My son felt he had to do everything in his power to try to rescue a friend and acquaintance.

  5. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

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

Images & Illustrations of acquaintance

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