acquaintance acquaintance  /ə ˈkweɪn təns/

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. An acquaintance says Willey had long flirted harmlessly with Bill Clinton while she was a White House volunteer worker.
  2. So go create a page, upload a picture and provide answers to questions you'd be comfortable revealing to a new acquaintance.
  3. Davis was at the scene of the crime, and an acquaintance who was there with him accused Davis of being the shooter.

News

  1. Calif. couple guilty in murder of mother of baby

    PLANADA, Calif. (AP) - A California couple have been convicted of luring an acquaintance to their home and strangling her to kidnap her 2-month-old boy.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin

  2. Couple guilty in murder of mother of 2-month-old

    PLANADA, Calif. (AP) — A California couple have been convicted of luring an acquaintance to their home and strangling her to kidnap her 2-month-old boy.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Couple found guilty in murder of mother of 2-month-old baby

    PLANADA, Calif. — A California couple is facing prison time after juries convicted them of luring an acquaintance to their home and strangling her to kidnap her 2-month-old boy.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Some people are from around this area, so they'll have a little more acquaintance about where to go and what to do," Indy tight end Dallas Clark said. "Me, being from Iowa and only having been down here a couple times, I'll just follow other...
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: Dallas Clark Source: Forbes

  2. "I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt...
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Jonathan Swift Source: Tower Timberjay News

  3. "Being an acquaintance of 40 years, I said, 'Why not?'" Perry says. "So he came up and sang and that was the last I saw of him."
    on Nov 11, 2009 By: Joe Perry Source: Blabbermouth.net

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