Pronunciation: (u-kwān'tns),[key] —n. 1. a person known to one, but usually not a close friend.
2. the state of being acquainted.
3. personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.: a good acquaintance with French wines. 4. (used with a pl. v.) the persons with whom one is acquainted. Also,ac•quaint'ance•ship"(for defs. 2, 3).