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intimate acquaintance

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  • Acquaintance — Ac*quaint ance, n. [OE. aqueintance, OF. acointance, fr. acointier. See {Acquaint}.] 1. A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intimate — [in′tə mət; ] for v. [, in′təmāt΄] adj. [altered (infl. by the v.) < earlier intime < Fr < L intimus, superl. of intus, within: see INTESTINE] 1. pertaining to the inmost character of a thing; fundamental [the intimate structure of the… …   English World dictionary

  • acquaintance — [ə kwānt′ ns] n. 1. knowledge (of something) gotten from personal experience or study of it [an intimate acquaintance with the plays of Jonson] 2. the state or relation of being acquainted (with someone) 3. a person or persons whom one knows, but …   English World dictionary

  • intimate — I. a. 1. Near, close. 2. Familiar, friendly, hand and glove, hail fellow well met. 3. Familiar, close, bosom, very dear, confidential. 4. Inward, internal, interior, from within. II. n. Confidant, crony, familiar friend, intimate acquaintance,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Intimate — In ti*mate, a. [Formerly intime, L. intimus, a superl. corresponding to the compar. interior: cf. F. intime. The form intimate is due to confusion with intimate, v. t. See {Interior}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Innermost; inward; internal; deep seated;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intimate# — intimate vb *suggest, imply, hint, insinuate Analogous words: indicate, betoken, attest, bespeak: allude, advert, *refer Contrasted words: *express, voice, utter, vent, air: declare, *assert, affirm, aver, avouch, profess: *suppress, repress:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acquaintance — *friend, intimate, confidant Analogous words: *associate, companion, comrade, crony Contrasted words: *stranger, outsider …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acquaintance — noun 1 person you know ADJECTIVE ▪ casual ▪ I ran into a casual acquaintance in town. ▪ new ▪ close, old ▪ business …   Collocations dictionary

  • intimate — Synonyms and related words: absolute, acquaintance, acquainted with, adumbrate, advocate, affectionate, allegorize, allied, allude to, alter ego, amigo, anonymous, approaching, approximate, approximating, arm in arm, assembled, associate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • intimate — I. /ˈɪntəmət / (say intuhmuht) adjective 1. associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend. 2. characterised by or involving personally close or familiar association: an intimate gathering. 3. private; closely personal: one s intimate …   Australian English dictionary

  • acquaintance — /euh kwayn tns/, 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. (used with a pl. v.) the… …   Universalium


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