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acquaintances, plural;
  1. A person's knowledge or experience of something
    • - the students had little acquaintance with the language
  2. One's slight knowledge of or friendship with someone
    • - I renewed my acquaintance with Herbert
    • - most men of her acquaintance were in uniform now
  3. A person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend
    • - a wide circle of friends and acquaintances
  4. Such people considered collectively
    • - his extensive acquaintance included Oscar Wilde and Yeats

  1. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
  2. a relationship less intimate than friendship
  3. a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
  4. acquainted(p): having fair knowledge of; "they were acquainted"; "fully acquainted with the facts"
  5. An interpersonal relationship is an association between two or more people that may range from fleeting to enduring. This association may be based on limerence, love and liking, regular business interactions, or some other type of social commitment. ...
  6. 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; A person or persons with whom one is acquainted
  7. (Acquaintances) An exploration of the influences or relationships between an author and a famous person cannot be completely objective and unbiased if we ignore the possibility that, in many cases, the two persons personally knew each other well. ...
  8. Becoming acquainted depends on previous relationships, physical proximity, first impressions, and a variety of other factors. If two people begin to like each other, continued interactions may lead to the next stage, but acquainance can continue indefinitely.
  9. harmonious home life, contact from acquaintance shortly
  10. [ ə kwáyntənss ] (plural ac·quain·tances)
  11. 'kwAn-t^&n(t)s/   - a person you know but usually not a close friend; you have knowledge or information about someone; often used as a greeting ( I am pleased to make your acquaintance.)
  12. To meet an acquaintance, and converse pleasantly with him, foretells that your business will run smoothly, and there will be but little discord in your domestic affairs. If you seem to be disputing, or engaged in loud talk, humiliations and embarrassments will whirl seethingly around you. ...
  13. personal knowledge as a result of study (noun)
  14. Having a pleasant conversation after meeting an acquaintance means you are happy and content at the moment.  Having an argument or heated disagreement with the acquaintance indicates you are angry or displeased about something.  It may have nothing to do with the acquaintance.
  15. a friend, but sharing of emotional ties isn't present. An example would be a coworker with whom you enjoy eating lunch, but would not look to for emotional support.
  16. Acquaintance violence