intimate+acquaintance

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 acquaintance — *friend, intimate, confidant Analogous words: *associate, companion, comrade, crony Contrasted words: *stranger, outsider …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 acquaintance — ac•quaint•ance [[t]əˈkweɪn tns[/t]] n. 1) a person known to one, but usu. not a close friend 2) the state of being acquainted 3) personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc 4) (used with a pl. v.) the persons with whom one is… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 acquaintance — noun /əˈkweɪntəns,ʌˈkwen.tɛns/ a) 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 friendship or intimacy I know of the man; but have no… …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 acquaintance — Synonyms and related words: account, acquaintedness, advocate, alter ego, amigo, announcement, appreciation, apprehension, associate, awareness, backer, best friend, blue book, bosom friend, briefing, brother, bulletin, casual acquaintance, close …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 intimate — adj. Intimate is used with these nouns: ↑acquaintance, ↑affair, ↑association, ↑atmosphere, ↑character, ↑circle, ↑connection, ↑conversation, ↑detail, ↑dinner, ↑encounter, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 intimate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. close, friendly, familiar; private, personal. See nearness. v. t. hint, suggest, imply; announce, impart. See information, disclosure. n. friend, crony, boon or bosom companion. Ant., public,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 acquaintance — n. 1. Familiarity, familiar knowledge. 2. Friend (with whom one is not intimate), circle known, visiting circle, round of one s social intercourse, person or persons known …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 acquaintance — n 1. colleague, confrere, associate, consociate, compeer, peer; teammate, co worker, fellow worker; companion, comrade, copain, Inf. pal, Inf. buddy, chum, crony; friend, intimate, familiar; Inf. pickup. 2. social relationship, companionship,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 intimate — Close in friendship or acquaintance, familiar, near, confidential. Atkins Corporation v. Tourny, 6 Cal.2d 206, 57 P.2d 480, 484. To communicate indirectly; to hint or suggest …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 intimate — Close in friendship or acquaintance, familiar, near, confidential. Atkins Corporation v. Tourny, 6 Cal.2d 206, 57 P.2d 480, 484. To communicate indirectly; to hint or suggest …

    Black's law dictionary


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