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Definitions of acquaintance

  1. a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Personal knowledge of either persons or things; a person slightly known to one. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Acquaintanceship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Familiar knowledge: a person whom we know. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Knowledge; a person known. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A person or persons known. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for acquaintance

  1. I'm not so easy to make acquaintance as I used to be. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  2. The two- handed sword they now met for the first time, and the acquaintance brought little joy to them. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
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