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Definition of aquaintance

"aquaintance" is probably misspelled. Trying acquaintance instead Definition of acquaintance

1. acquaintance [ n ] personal knowledge or information about someone or something

Used in print:

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Ordinary politeness may have militated against this opinion being stated so badly but anyone with a wide acquaintance in both groups and who has sat through the many round_tables , workshops or panel_discussions - whatever they are called - on this subject will recognize that the final , boiled_down crux_of_the_matter is education .

Synonyms familiarity acquaintance conversancy conversance Related Terms information acquaint

2. acquaintance [ n ] a relationship less intimate than friendship

Used in print:

(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

Presumably a cocktail_party is expected to fulfill the host 's desire to get_together a number of people who are inadequately acquainted and thereby arrange for bringing the level of acquaintance up to adequacy for future cooperative endeavors .

Synonyms acquaintance acquaintanceship Related Terms relationship

3. acquaintance [ n ] a person with whom you are acquainted
Examples: "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances" "we are friends of the family"

Used in print:

(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)

He was also , if Pam_North was right , a closer acquaintance of Lauren_Payne 's than she , now , was inclined to admit .

Synonyms friend acquaintance Related Terms person schoolmate connection bunkmate campmate homeboy pickup messmate end_man

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