Definition of Acquaintance

1. Noun. Personal knowledge or information about someone or something.

Exact synonyms: Conversance, Conversancy, Familiarity
Generic synonyms: Information
Derivative terms: Acquaint, Conversant, Conversant, Familiar, Familiar

2. Noun. A relationship less intimate than friendship.
Exact synonyms: Acquaintanceship
Generic synonyms: Relationship

3. Noun. A person with whom you are acquainted. "We are friends of the family"

Definition of Acquaintance

1. n. 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.

Definition of Acquaintance

1. 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 ¹

2. Noun. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acquaintance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acquaintance

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Literary usage of Acquaintance

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"his quondam acquaintance,' but that he added nothing of his own. ... Roberto, who, deserting his wife, makes the acquaintance of some strolling ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"The maid is one of her acquaintance, one that she hath persuaded to come with her on pilgrimage. The boys take all after their father, and covet to tread in ..."

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