4 dicționare găsite pentru acquaintance
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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 friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him. [1913 Webster] Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man. --Sir W. Jones. [1913 Webster] 2. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. [1913 Webster] Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Note: In this sense the collective term acquaintance was formerly both singular and plural, but it is now commonly singular, and has the regular plural acquaintances. [1913 Webster] To be of acquaintance, to be intimate. To take acquaintance of or with, to make the acquaintance of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Syn: Familiarity; intimacy; fellowship; knowledge. Usage: Acquaintance, Familiarity, Intimacy. These words mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises from occasional intercourse; as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is the result of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the intimacy of established friendship. [1913 Webster] Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintance with him. --Addison. [1913 Webster] We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to men of virtue. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
acquaintance n 1: personal knowledge or information about someone or something [syn: familiarity, conversance, conversancy] 2: a relationship less intimate than friendship [syn: acquaintanceship] 3: a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family" [syn: friend]Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
111 Moby Thesaurus words for "acquaintance": account, acquaintedness, advocate, alter ego, amigo, announcement, appreciation, apprehension, associate, awareness, backer, best friend, blue book, bosom friend, briefing, brother, bulletin, casual acquaintance, close acquaintance, close friend, colleague, communication, communique, companion, comrade, confidant, confidante, consciousness, corpus, crony, data, datum, directory, dispatch, enlightenment, evidence, experience, expertise, facts, factual base, factual information, familiar, familiarity, familiarization, favorer, fellow, fellow creature, fellowman, friend, gen, general information, grasp, guidebook, handout, hard information, incidental information, info, information, inseparable friend, instruction, intelligence, intimacy, intimate, introduction, inwardness, ken, knockdown, know-how, knowing, knowledge, light, lover, mate, mention, message, neighbor, notice, notification, other self, partisan, pickup, practical knowledge, presentation, private knowledge, privity, promotional material, proof, publication, publicity, ratio cognoscendi, release, report, repository, self-knowledge, sidelight, statement, supporter, sympathizer, technic, technics, technique, the dope, the goods, the know, the scoop, transmission, understanding, well-wisher, white book, white paper, wordDin dicționarul THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993) :
ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
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