- 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
- make the acquaintance of ⇒ to come into social contact with
- those persons collectively whom one knows
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈkweɪntəns/USA pronuncation: IPA/əˈkweɪntns/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə kwān′tns)
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ac•quaint•ance /əˈkweɪntns/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•quaint•ance (ə kwān′tns),USA pronunciation n.
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acquaintance /əˈkweɪntəns/ n
'acquaintance' also found in these entries:
Adam - acknowledge - acquaintance rape - acquaintance violence - associate - companion - connection - contact - contract - conversation - cultivate - cut - familiar - familiarity - first - friend - friend at court - introduce - knowledge - meet - nod - nodding acquaintance - notice - old - pick-up - pickup - popular - recognize - renew - sight - stranger - strike - take to - time
Collocations: I am pleased to make your acquaintance., is (just) an acquaintance of mine, have a nodding acquaintance with, more...
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