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 familiar familiar

adj

  • ( ) well known or easily recognized  ( familiar )
    well known or easily recognized
     a familiar figure
    a familiar figure
     familiar songs
    familiar songs
     familiar guests
    familiar guests
  • ( ) within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange  ( familiar )
    within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange
     familiar ordinary objects found in every home
    familiar ordinary objects found in every home
     a familiar everyday scene
    a familiar everyday scene
     a familiar excuse
    a familiar excuse
     a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences
    a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences
  • noun

  • a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard  ( familiar, familiar spirit )
    a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
  • a friend who is frequently in the company of another  ( associate, companion, comrade, familiar, fellow )
    a friend who is frequently in the company of another
     drinking companions
    drinking companions
     comrades in arms
    comrades in arms
  • a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support  ( familiar )
    a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
  • adj

  • ( ) (usually followed by with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly  ( conversant, familiar )
    (usually followed by with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
     conversant with business trends
    conversant with business trends
     familiar with the complex machinery
    familiar with the complex machinery
     he was familiar with those roads
    he was familiar with those roads
  • having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship  ( familiar, intimate )
    having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
     on familiar terms
    on familiar terms
     pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders
    pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders


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