What is acquaintance?

  • (noun): A person with whom you are acquainted.
    Synonyms: friend
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on acquaintance:

Description Of A Struggle - Plot Summary
... first chapter is narrated by a young man attending a party and tells of his "acquaintance" (as he is referred to in the story) that he meets there ... The narrator leaps onto his acquaintance's back and rides him like a horse and imagines a landscape that responds to his every whim ... and continues his walk up the Laurenziberg in winter with his acquaintance ...
Muraqaba - Types of muraqaba - Middle Level muraqabas
... Maot (Arabic موت Death) -- For getting acquaintance with life after Death Qalb (Arabic قلب Heart) -- For getting acquaintance with Spiritual Heart Wahdat (Arabic ... God's will La (Arabic لا Nothingness) -- For getting acquaintance with material lessness, or non-material universe Adam (Pre-existence) -- Next level of Muraqaba of ...
Epistemologists - Knowledge - Knowledge That, Knowledge How, and Knowledge By Acquaintance
... knowledge, also known as "knowledge that." This is distinct from "knowledge how" and "acquaintance-knowledge." For example in mathematics, it is known that 2 + 2 ... there is an important distinction between "knowing that," "knowing how," and "acquaintance-knowledge," with epistemology primarily interested in the first ... distinguishing "knowledge by description" (a form of knowledge that) and "knowledge by acquaintance" in Problems of Philosophy ...
Knowledge By Description - Grote
... between what he described as "knowledge of acquaintance" and "knowledge-about" ... Grote’s "knowledge OF acquaintance” is far better known today as “knowledge BY acquaintance” following Russell’s decision to change the preposition in a paper that he read to the Aristotelian ...
Michael Savage - Shift in Philosophy
... Stephen Schwartz, also an acquaintance of Savage from this time, reported Savage possessed a photograph of himself and Ginsberg swimming naked in Hawaii and used the photograph as sort of a "calling card." Savage ... Another acquaintance was poet and author Neeli Cherkovski, who says Savage dreamed of becoming a stand-up comic in the mold of Lenny Bruce ... Around 1980, an acquaintance, Robert Cathcart, says in his private conversations with Savage he knew him to have conservative political views ...

More definitions of "acquaintance":

  • (noun): A relationship less intimate than friendship.
    Synonyms: acquaintanceship

Famous quotes containing the word acquaintance:

    The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    The Politician’s corpse was laid away.
    While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged,
    I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.
    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)

    An acquaintance with the muses, in the education of youth, contributes not a little to soften the manners. It gives a delicate turn to the imagination, and a kind of polish to the mind in severer studies.
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)