Acquaintance meaning

ə-kwān'təns
The definition of an acquaintance is someone you know casually but don't know as well as you know a friend.

An example of an acquaintance is anyone you went to school with but don't keep in touch with on a regular basis.

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Knowledge or information about something or someone.

Has a passing acquaintance with Chinese history.

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Knowledge (of something) gotten from personal experience or study of it.

An intimate acquaintance with the plays of Jonson.

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A person or persons whom one knows, but not intimately.
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A person whom one knows.
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The state or relation of being acquainted (with someone)
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(uncountable) 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.

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(countable) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
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make (someone's) acquaintance
  • To meet someone for the first time:.
    I made his acquaintance at a business conference.
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make someone's acquaintance
  • To become an acquaintance of someone.
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Origin of acquaintance

  • From Old French acointance. Compare French accointance.
    From Wiktionary