passing acquaintance

случайная встреча, случайное знакомство Syn : casual acquaintance

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

Смотреть что такое "passing acquaintance" в других словарях:

  • have a passing acquaintance with — be only slightly familiar with (someone or something); have only basic knowledge of (a subject) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acquaintance — ac|quaint|ance [əˈkweıntəns] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(somebody you know)¦ 2¦(relationship)¦ 3 make somebody s acquaintance 4¦(knowledge)¦ 5 of your acquaintance 6 on first acquaintance ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(SOMEBODY YOU KNOW)¦ someone you know, but who is not a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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

  • acquaintance — noun 1 (C) someone you know, but who is not a close friend 2 make sb s acquaintance formal to meet someone for the first time: I m pleased to make your acquaintance. 3 of your acquaintance formal a person of your acquaintance is someone that you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • acquaintance */ — UK [əˈkweɪntəns] / US noun Word forms acquaintance : singular acquaintance plural acquaintances 1) [countable] someone you know a little, who is not a close friend He recognized Mr Hunter as an old business acquaintance from his years in banking …   English dictionary

  • acquaintance — ac|quain|tance [ ə kweıntəns ] noun 1. ) count someone you know a little, who is not a close friend: He recognized Mr. Hunter as an old business acquaintance from his years in banking. 2. ) uncount FORMAL knowledge of or experience with a person… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • passing — I. noun Date: 14th century the act of one that passes or causes to pass; especially death 1a II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. going by or past < a passing pedestrian > 2. having a brief duration < a passin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acquaintance — n. familiarity 1) to have an acquaintance with (he has some acquaintance with statistics) 2) a slight, superficial acquaintance 3) on acquaintance (on closer acquaintance he proved to be a nice person) 4) an acquaintance with casual friendship 5) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • passing — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ untimely VERB + PASSING ▪ lament, mourn ▪ Few will mourn his passing. ▪ mark …   Collocations dictionary

  • Evelina — Infobox Book | name = Evelina: Or the History of a Young Lady s Entrance into the World image caption = First edition title page for Vol II author = Frances Burney illustrator = Thomas Lowndes (publisher) cover artist = country = United Kingdom… …   Wikipedia

  • classical scholarship — Introduction       the study, in all its aspects, of ancient Greece (ancient Greek civilization) and Rome (ancient Rome). In continental Europe the field is known as “classical philology,” but the use, in some circles, of “philology” to denote… …   Universalium

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