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A speaking acquaintance
Speaking Speak"ing, a. 1. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube. 2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness. A speaking acquaintance, a slight acquaintance with a person, or one which merely permits the exchange of salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects. Speaking trumpet, an instrument somewhat resembling a trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance. Speaking tube, a tube for conveying speech, especially from one room to another at a distance. To be on speaking terms, to be slightly acquainted.
Acquaint
Acquaint Ac*quaint", a. [OF. acoint. See Acquaint, v. t.] Acquainted. [Obs.]
Acquaintable
Acquaintable Ac*quaint"a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. acointable]. Easy to be acquainted with; affable. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.
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 of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him. Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man. --Sir W. Jones. 2. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson. --Macaulay. Note: In this sense the collective term acquaintance was formerly both singular and plural, but it is now commonly singular, and has the regular plural acquaintances. To be of acquaintance, to be intimate. To take acquaintance of or with, to make the acquaintance of. [Obs.] Syn: Familiarity; intimacy; fellowship; knowledge. Usage: Acquaintance, Familiarity, Intimacy. These words mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises from occasional intercourse; as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is the result of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the intimacy of established friendship. Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintance with him. --Addison. We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds. --Atterbury. It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to men of virtue. --Rogers.
Acquaintanceship
Acquaintanceship Ac*quaint"ance*ship, n. A state of being acquainted; acquaintance. --Southey.
Acquaintant
Acquaintant Ac*quaint"ant, n. [Cf. F. acointant, p. pr.] An acquaintance. [R.] --Swift.
Acquainted
Acquainted Ac*quaint"ed, a. Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.
Acquaintedness
Acquaintedness Ac*quaint"ed*ness, n. State of being acquainted; degree of acquaintance. [R.] --Boyle.
Disacquaint
Disacquaint Dis`ac*quaint", v. t. [Pref. dis- + acquaint: cf. OF. desacointier.] To render unacquainted; to make unfamiliar. [Obs.] While my sick heart With dismal smart Is disacquainted never. --Herrick.
Disacquaintance
Disacquaintance Dis`ac*quaint"ance, n. Neglect of disuse of familiarity, or familiar acquaintance. [Obs.] --South.
Inacquaintance
Inacquaintance In`ac*quaint"ance, a. Want of acquaintance. --Good.
Jacquard
Jacquard Jac*quard", a. Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834. Jacquard apparatus or arrangement, a device applied to looms for weaving figured goods, consisting of mechanism controlled by a chain of variously perforated cards, which cause the warp threads to be lifted in the proper succession for producing the required figure. Jacquard card, one of the perforated cards of a Jacquard apparatus. Jackquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus.
Jacquard apparatus
Jacquard Jac*quard", a. Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834. Jacquard apparatus or arrangement, a device applied to looms for weaving figured goods, consisting of mechanism controlled by a chain of variously perforated cards, which cause the warp threads to be lifted in the proper succession for producing the required figure. Jacquard card, one of the perforated cards of a Jacquard apparatus. Jackquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus.
Jacquard card
Jacquard Jac*quard", a. Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834. Jacquard apparatus or arrangement, a device applied to looms for weaving figured goods, consisting of mechanism controlled by a chain of variously perforated cards, which cause the warp threads to be lifted in the proper succession for producing the required figure. Jacquard card, one of the perforated cards of a Jacquard apparatus. Jackquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus.
Nonacquaintance
Nonacquaintance Non`ac*quaint"ance, n. Want of acquaintance; the state of being unacquainted.
Preacquaint
Preacquaint Pre`ac*quaint", v. t. To acquaint previously or beforehand. --Fielding.
Preacquaintance
Preacquaintance Pre`ac*quaint"ance, n. Previous acquaintance or knowledge. --Harris.
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 of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him. Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man. --Sir W. Jones. 2. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson. --Macaulay. Note: In this sense the collective term acquaintance was formerly both singular and plural, but it is now commonly singular, and has the regular plural acquaintances. To be of acquaintance, to be intimate. To take acquaintance of or with, to make the acquaintance of. [Obs.] Syn: Familiarity; intimacy; fellowship; knowledge. Usage: Acquaintance, Familiarity, Intimacy. These words mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises from occasional intercourse; as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is the result of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the intimacy of established friendship. Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintance with him. --Addison. We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds. --Atterbury. It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to men of virtue. --Rogers.
To scrape acquaintance
Scrape Scrape (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scraped; p. pr. & vb. n. Scraping.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.] 1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean; as, to scrape a bone with a knife; to scrape a metal plate to an even surface. 2. To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above). I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. --Ezek. xxvi. 4. 3. To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborious effort; hence, to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; -- often followed by together or up; as, to scrape money together. The prelatical party complained that, to swell a number the nonconformists did not choose, but scrape, subscribers. --Fuller. 4. To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; -- usually with down. --Macaulay. To scrape acquaintance, to seek acquaintance otherwise than by an introduction. --Farquhar. He tried to scrape acquaintance with her, but failed ignominiously. --G. W. Cable.
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 of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him. Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man. --Sir W. Jones. 2. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson. --Macaulay. Note: In this sense the collective term acquaintance was formerly both singular and plural, but it is now commonly singular, and has the regular plural acquaintances. To be of acquaintance, to be intimate. To take acquaintance of or with, to make the acquaintance of. [Obs.] Syn: Familiarity; intimacy; fellowship; knowledge. Usage: Acquaintance, Familiarity, Intimacy. These words mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises from occasional intercourse; as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is the result of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the intimacy of established friendship. Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintance with him. --Addison. We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds. --Atterbury. It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to men of virtue. --Rogers.
Unacquaintance
Unacquaintance Un`ac*quaint"ance, n. The quality or state of being unacquainted; want of acquaintance; ignorance. He was then in happy unacquaintance with everything connected with that obnoxious cavity. --Sir W. Hamilton.
Unacquainted
Unacquainted Un`ac*quaint"ed, a. 1. Not acquainted. --Cowper. 2. Not usual; unfamiliar; strange. [Obs.] And the unacquainted light began to fear. --Spenser.
Unacquaintedness
Unacquaintedness Un`ac*quaint"ed*ness, n. Unacquaintance. --Whiston.

Meaning of Acqua from wikipedia

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