Acquaintance and Acquainted Meaning and Definition: What Does Acquaintance Mean?

Acquainted definition

Adj.1.acquainted - having fair knowledge of; "they were acquainted"; "fully acquainted with the facts"

familiar - well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"

acquainted

adjective

acquainted with

1. familiar with, aware of, in on, experienced in, conscious of, informed of, alive to, privy to, knowledgeable about, versed in, conversant with, apprised of, cognizant of, up to speed with, au fait with, switched-on about (informal) He was well acquainted with European literature.

2. known to, familiar with, friendly with, on good terms with No-one acquainted with them was allowed to talk to the Press.

acquainted [əˈkweɪntɪd]

adj (postpositive)

1. (sometimes foll by with) on terms of familiarity but not intimacy

2. (foll by with) having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with)

Acquaintance definition

Noun 1. acquaintance - personal knowledge or information about someone or something

conversance, conversancy, familiarity

information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

2. acquaintance - a relationship less intimate than friendship

acquaintanceship

relationship - a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

3. acquaintance - a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"

friend

individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"; bunkmate - someone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself; campmate - someone who lives in the same camp you do; connection - (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); "he has powerful connections"; end man - a man at one end of a row of people; homeboy - a male friend from your neighborhood or hometown; messmate - (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship); pickup - a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of unlawful sexual relationship (fornication); sclass fellow, classmate, schoolfellow, schoolmate - an acquaintance that you go to school with; stranger, unknown, alien - anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found; stranger - an individual that one is not acquainted with

acquaintance

noun

1. associate, contact, ally, colleague, comrade, confrère He exchanged a few words with the man, an old acquaintance of his.
associate good friend, intimate buddy, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.)

2. relationship, association, exchange, connection, intimacy, fellowship, familiarity, companionship, social contact, cognizance, conversance, conversancy He becomes involved in a real murder mystery through his acquaintance with a police officer.
relationship ignorance, unfamiliarity

Quotations
"I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make acquaintance with God"


acquaintance [əˈkweɪntəns]

n

1. a person with whom one has been in contact but who is not a close friend

2. knowledge of a person or thing, esp when slight

make the acquaintance of to come into social contact with

4. those persons collectively whom one knows

5. (Philosophy) Philosophy the relation between a knower and the object of his knowledge, as contrasted with knowledge by description (esp in the phrase knowledge by acquaintance

Dictionary entry overview: What does acquaintance mean? 

ACQUAINTANCE (noun)
  The noun ACQUAINTANCE has 3 senses:

1. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
2. a relationship less intimate than friendship
3. a person with whom you are acquainted

  Familiarity information: ACQUAINTANCE used as a noun is uncommon.

Sense 1

Meaning: Personal knowledge or information about someone or something

Classified under: Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms: acquaintance; conversance; conversancy; familiarity

Hypernyms ("acquaintance" is a kind of...): information (knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction)



Sense 3

Meaning:

A person with whom you are acquainted

Classified under: Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

acquaintance; friend

Context examples:

I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances / we are friends of the family

Hypernyms ("acquaintance" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acquaintance"):

bunkmate (someone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself)

campmate (someone who lives in the same camp you do)

connection ((usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship))

end man (a man at one end of a row of people)

homeboy (a male friend from your neighborhood or hometown)

messmate ((nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship))

pickup (a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of illicit sexual relationships)

class fellow; classmate; schoolfellow; schoolmate (an acquaintance that you go to school with)

ac·quaint·ance

[uh-kweyn-tns]

noun

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 plural verb  ) the persons with whom one is acquainted.

Also, ac·quaint·ance·ship (for defs 2, 3).


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English aqueinta ( u ) nce, acoyntaunce  < Old French acointance.  See acquaint, -ance


Related forms

non·ac·quaint·ance, noun.

non·ac·quaint·ance·ship, noun.

pre·ac·quaint·ance, noun.

pseu·do·ac·quaint·ance, noun.

re·ac·quaint·ance, noun.

Acquaintance synonyms and meaning

Acquaintance, associate, companion, friend refer to a person with whom one is in contact. An acquaintance is someone recognized by sight or someone known, though not intimately: a casual acquaintance.  An associate is a person who is often in one's company, usually because of some work, enterprise, or pursuit in common: a business associate.  A companion is a person who shares one's activities, fate, or condition: a traveling companion; companion in despair.  A friend is a person with whom one is on intimate terms and for whom one feels a warm affection: a trusted friend. Familiarity, awareness.

Anoint sentence examples

  • Anointed kickin ' sound.

  • Anointed by the spirit at his baptism.

  • John the Baptist is powerfully anointed by the Holy Spirit to teach.

  • Anointing which teaches you all things.

  • Anointing of the spirit to empower the monarch to do a new work.

  • Anointed with the holy oil by the prophet Samuel.

  • Anointed cherub takes sides against God, iniquity is found in him.

  • Anointed with the spirit of the Lord.

  • Anointed successor.

  • Yes, I do not want to go on with anything that God has not anointed.

  • The anointed King, Jesus, is still awaited for the second coming.

  • After all, he is the newly anointed hero of the homeland.

  • Anointing oil, like unto which none must be made for common use under penalty of death.

  • It is obvious that God has truly anointed these men for his glory.

  • Anointed praise and worship.

Part of Speech: verb

Definition: put substance on another

Synonyms: administer, affix, anoint, bestow, cover, fasten, join, lay on, massage, paint, place, put on, rub, smear, spread, touch

Main Entry: bless

Part of Speech: verb

Definition: sanctify

Synonyms: absolve, anoint, baptize, beatify, canonize, commend, confirm, consecrate, cross, dedicate, enshrine, eulogize, exalt, extol, give thanks to, glorify, hallow, honor, invoke benefits, invoke happiness, laud, magnify, make holy, offer, offer benediction, ordain, panegyrize, praise, pray for, pronounce holy, sacrifice, sign, sprinkle, thank

Antonyms: condemn, curse, damn

Main Entry: consecrate

Part of Speech: verb

Definition: hold in high religious regard

Synonyms: anoint, beatify, bless, dedicate, devote, exalt, hallow, honor, ordain, sanctify, set apart, venerate

Antonyms: deprecate

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