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noun 
  1. (uncountable) 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
I know of the man; but have no with him.
    • Sir W. Jones,
    • :Contract no friendship, or even , with a guileful man.
      1. (countable) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
    • Thomas Macaulay
    • :Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson. :
    • To be of acquaintance, to be intimate
      :
    • To take acquaintance of or with
      :
    • To make the acquaintance of.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kennis , bekende
  • German: Bekannter
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: conoscenza
Etymology: Old English aqueintance, Old French acointance, from acointier.


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