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?

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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. Samuel Johnson:

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

  2. Ambrose Bierce:

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

  3. Franklin P. Jones:

    Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

  4. Junko Ishido:

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

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There is a subtle difference between an acqaintance, a faie-weather friend, and a tru friend. An acquaintance is around you merely to enjoy your company, a fair-weather friend flatters when all is well, but a true friend has your best interests at heart and the strong guts to tell you what you must hear, whether you like it or not. If you're lucky and smart, you will recognize and appreciate your true friend, and will be able to keep safe distance from fair-weather friends and acquaintances.

Images & Illustrations of acquaintance

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