Meaning of acquaintance

ac•quaint•ance

Pronunciation: (u-kwān'tns), [key]
— n.
  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. the persons with whom one is acquainted.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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