Acquaintance

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Acquaintance: A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more thanslight or superficial, knowledge personal knowledge gained byintercourse short of that of fr Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Acquaintance? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Acquaintance:

1. A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more thanslight or superficial, knowledge

2. personal knowledge gained byintercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy

3. as, I know theman

4. but have no acquaintance with him.Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man.Sir W. Jones.

5. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson. Macaulay.Note: In this sense the collective term acquaintance was formerlyboth singular and plural, but it is now commonly singular, and hasthe regular plural acquaintances. To be of acquaintance, to beintimate. To take acquaintance of or with, to make the acquaintance of.[Obs.]Syn. Familiarity

6. intimacy

7. fellowship

8. knowledge. Acquaintance, Familiarity, Intimacy. These words mark differentdegrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises fromoccasional intercourse

9. as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. Wecan speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is theresult of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons beingfrequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve

10. as,the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of closeconnection, and the freest interchange of thought

11. as, the intimacyof established friendship.Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintancewith him. Addison.We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes itdifficult and irksome for us to call off our minds. Atterbury.It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to menof virtue. Rogers.

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