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  • 1 acquaintance — noun 1 person you know ADJECTIVE ▪ casual ▪ I ran into a casual acquaintance in town. ▪ new ▪ close, old ▪ business …

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  • 2 acquaintance — Synonyms and related words: account, acquaintedness, advocate, alter ego, amigo, announcement, appreciation, apprehension, associate, awareness, backer, best friend, blue book, bosom friend, briefing, brother, bulletin, casual acquaintance, close …

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  • 3 Acquaintance — Ac*quaint ance, n. [OE. aqueintance, OF. acointance, fr. acointier. See {Acquaint}.] 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 acquaintance — ac|quaint|ance [əˈkweıntəns] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(somebody you know)¦ 2¦(relationship)¦ 3 make somebody s acquaintance 4¦(knowledge)¦ 5 of your acquaintance 6 on first acquaintance ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(SOMEBODY YOU KNOW)¦ someone you know, but who is not a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 acquaintance — noun 1 (C) someone you know, but who is not a close friend 2 make sb s acquaintance formal to meet someone for the first time: I m pleased to make your acquaintance. 3 of your acquaintance formal a person of your acquaintance is someone that you… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 acquaintance */ — UK [əˈkweɪntəns] / US noun Word forms acquaintance : singular acquaintance plural acquaintances 1) [countable] someone you know a little, who is not a close friend He recognized Mr Hunter as an old business acquaintance from his years in banking …

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  • 7 acquaintance — ac|quain|tance [ ə kweıntəns ] noun 1. ) count someone you know a little, who is not a close friend: He recognized Mr. Hunter as an old business acquaintance from his years in banking. 2. ) uncount FORMAL knowledge of or experience with a person… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 acquaintance — /euh kwayn tns/, n. 1. a person known to one, but usually not a close friend. 2. the state of being acquainted. 3. personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.: a good acquaintance with French wines. 4. (used with a pl. v.) the… …

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  • 9 acquaintance — ac•quaint•ance [[t]əˈkweɪn tns[/t]] n. 1) a person known to one, but usu. not a close friend 2) the state of being acquainted 3) personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc 4) (used with a pl. v.) the persons with whom one is… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 close — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun VERB + CLOSE ▪ bring sth to ▪ The chairperson brought the meeting to a close. ▪ come to, draw to ▪ The decade drew to a close with the threat of war hanging over Europe …

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  • 11 acquaintance — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the state of being acquainted b. personal knowledge ; familiarity 2. a. the persons with whom one is acquainted < should auld acquaintance be forgot Robert Burns > b. a person whom one knows …

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  • 12 acquaintance — [əˈkweɪntəns] noun [C] someone who you know but who is not a close friend …

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  • 13 To be of acquaintance — Acquaintance Ac*quaint ance, n. [OE. aqueintance, OF. acointance, fr. acointier. See {Acquaint}.] 1. A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 To take acquaintance of — Acquaintance Ac*quaint ance, n. [OE. aqueintance, OF. acointance, fr. acointier. See {Acquaint}.] 1. A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 An Acquaintance with Darkness — infobox Book | name = An Acquaintance with Darkness title orig = translator = image caption = author = Ann Rinaldi cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Great Episodes genre = Historical novel publisher = Harcourt… …

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  • 16 familiarity breeds contempt — close acquaintance causes lack of respect …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 painting, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present.       Painting, the execution of forms and shapes on a surface by means of pigment (but see also drawing for discussion of depictions in …

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  • 18 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling — infobox Book | name = Tom Jones title orig = The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling translator = image caption = Title page from the 1749 edition author = Henry Fielding illustrator = cover artist = country = Britain language = English series =… …

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  • 19 Sidney Reilly — Lieutenant Sidney George Reilly, MC (c. March 24 1873/1874 – November 5 1925), famously known as the Ace of Spies , was a Jewish Russian or Ukrainian born adventurer and secret agent employed by Scotland Yard, the British Secret Service Bureau… …

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  • 20 Book of Daniel —     Book of Daniel     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Daniel     In the Hebrew Bible, and in most recent Protestant (Protestantism) versions, the Book of Daniel is limited to its proto canonical portions. In the Septuagint, the Vulgate, and… …

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