acquaintanceship


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ac·quain·tance

 (ə-kwān′təns)
n.
1.
a. Knowledge of a person acquired by a relationship less intimate than friendship.
b. A relationship based on such knowledge: struck up an acquaintance with our new neighbor.
2. A person whom one knows.
3. Knowledge or information about something or someone: has a passing acquaintance with Chinese history.
Idiom:
make (someone's) acquaintance
To meet someone for the first time: I made his acquaintance at a business conference.

ac·quain′tance·ship′ n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acquaintanceship - a relationship less intimate than friendshipacquaintanceship - a relationship less intimate than friendship
relationship - a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
Translations

acquaintanceship

[əˈkweɪntənsʃɪp] N
1. (between two people) → relaciones fpl
2. (= knowledge) → conocimiento m (with de) → familiaridad f (with con)

acquaintanceship

nBekanntschaft f(with mit)
References in classic literature ?
In the fall after the beginning of her acquaintanceship with him she married Doc- tor Reefy and in the following spring she died.
Tom watched the little lady a great deal, before he ventured on any overtures towards acquaintanceship.
My acquaintanceship with a party to the coming contest had the effect of giving me a kind of personal interest in it; I naturally wished he might win, and it was the reverse of pleasant to learn that he probably would not, because, although he was a notable swordsman, the challenger was held to be his superior.
But the dull country town was tiresome to him, since his acquaintanceship with livelier regions, and it grew daily more and more so.
Jansenius, feared for Agatha, who, time after time when a callow gentleman of wealth and position was introduced to her, drove him brusquely away as soon as he ventured to hint that 200 his affections were concerned in their acquaintanceship.
Steadily the former sensation of previous acquaintanceship urged itself upon her.
I have already spoken to them through my window to begin acquaintanceship.
So were the Pope and the Derby Winner; but the idea of their intimate acquaintanceship would have struck Kidd as equally incongruous.
By this simple accident, he reflected, as, helping the good work along with an occasional surreptitious leg-stroke, he was towed shorewards, there had been formed an acquaintanceship, if nothing more, which could not lightly be broken.
The acquaintanceship of these two friends had been formed in India, when they belonged to the same regiment.
She did not apply her judgment consciously to Ralph, but when she looked at him, a moment later, she rated him lower than at any other time of their acquaintanceship.
Without effort, she took them with her into her ever widening circle of acquaintanceship, and the two Avonlea girls found their social pathway at Redmond made very easy and pleasant for them, to the envy and wonderment of the other freshettes, who, lacking Philippa's sponsorship, were doomed to remain rather on the fringe of things during their first college year.