superficial acquaintance

поверхностное знакомство Syn : slight 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 — 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

  • nodding acquaintance — superficial acquaintance …   English contemporary 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

  • To be of acquaintance — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take acquaintance of — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nodding acquaintance — 1. a slight, incomplete, or superficial knowledge (of something or someone): He had only a nodding acquaintance with Italian and didn t trust it to get him through the tour. Although we were neighbors for several years, we had only a nodding… …   Universalium

  • Oğuz Atay — Born October 12, 1934(1934 10 12) Kastamonu, Turkey Died December 13, 1977(1977 12 13) (aged 43) Istanbul, Turkey Occupation Novelist, Engineer …   Wikipedia

  • Barton McGuckin — (28 July 1852 in Dublin ndash; 17 April 1913 in Stoke Poges) [A. Eaglefield Hull, A Dictionary of Modern Music and Musicians (Dent, London 1924).] was an Irish tenor singer of renown, who made his career principally in Britain with the Carl Rosa… …   Wikipedia

  • South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …   Universalium

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