slight acquaintance

поверхностное знакомство Syn : superficial acquaintance

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — n. 1 (usu. foll. by with) slight knowledge (of a person or thing). 2 the fact or process of being acquainted (our acquaintance lasted a year). 3 a person one knows slightly. Phrases and idioms: make one s acquaintance first meet or introduce… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • slight — adj. 1 very small in degree VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • nodding acquaintance — noun 1. : a very slight or superficial knowledge or understanding of something had no more than a nodding acquaintance with economic theory 2. : a person with whom one is on terms of casual and distant civility * * * 1. a slight, incomplete, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a nodding acquaintance — a slight acquaintance with a person or cursory knowledge of a subject students will need a nodding acquaintance with three other languages * * * a nodding acquaintance : a small amount of knowledge about someone or something We only have a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow|ing acquaintance — «BOW ihng», a slight acquaintance; nodding acquaintance …   Useful english dictionary

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