Definition of Acquaintance in English :

Define Acquaintance in English

Acquaintance meaning in English

Meaning of Acquaintance in English

Pronunciation of Acquaintance in English

Acquaintance pronunciation in English

Pronounce Acquaintance in English


see synonyms of acquaintance


1. acquaintance, conversance, conversancy, familiarity

personal knowledge or information about someone or something

2. acquaintance, acquaintanceship

a relationship less intimate than friendship

3. acquaintance, friend

a person with whom you are acquainted

Example Sentences:
'I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances'
'we are friends of the family'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of acquaintance
a person with whom one has been in contact but who is not a close friend
knowledge of a person or thing, esp when slight
3.  make the acquaintance of
those persons collectively whom one knows
5. philosophy
the relation between a knower and the object of his or her knowledge, as contrasted with knowledge by description (esp in the phrase knowledge by acquaintance)

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see synonyms of acquaintance
knowledge (of something) gotten from personal experience or study of it
an intimate acquaintance with the plays of Jonson
the state or relation of being acquainted (with someone)
a person or persons whom one knows, but not intimately

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of acquaintance
a. Knowledge of a person acquired by a relationship less intimate than friendship.
b. A relationship based on such knowledge: struck up an acquaintance with our new neighbor.
2. A person whom one knows.
3. Knowledge or information about something or someone: has a passing acquaintance with Chinese history.

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