Acquaintance

Definition of Acquaintance

Ac`quaint´ance
n.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.
Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man.
- Sir W. Jones.
2.A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson.
- Macaulay.
To be of acquaintance
to be intimate.
To take acquaintance of
to make the acquaintance of.
Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintance with him.
- Addison.
We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds.
- Atterbury.
It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to men of virtue.
- Rogers.

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