Reacquaintance



[uh-kweyn-tns] /əˈkweɪn tns/

noun
1.
a person known to one, but usually not a close friend.
2.
the state of being or casually familiar with someone or something:
As far as I know, no one of my acquaintance has traveled around the world.
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.
/əˈkweɪntəns/
noun
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
3.
make the acquaintance of, to come into social contact with
4.
those persons collectively whom one knows
5.
(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)
n.

c.1300, “state of being acquainted;” late 14c., “person with whom one is acquainted;” also “personal knowledge;” from Old French acointance “acquaintance, friendship, familiarity,” noun of action from acointer (see acquaint). Acquaintant (17c.), would have been better in the “person known” sense but is now obsolete.
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