English adjective: familiar
|1.||familiar well known or easily recognized|
|Samples||A familiar figure.|
|Similar||acquainted, beaten, long-familiar, old, well-known|
|2.||familiar within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange|
|Samples||Familiar ordinary objects found in every home.|
A familiar everyday scene.
A familiar excuse.
A day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences.
|Similar||common, common or garden, everyday, usual|
|3.||familiar (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly|
|Samples||Conversant with business trends.|
Familiar with the complex machinery.
He was familiar with those roads.
|4.||familiar having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship|
|Samples||On familiar terms.|
Pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders.
English noun: familiar
|1.||familiar (person) a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support|
|Broader (hypernym)||retainer, servant|
|2.||familiar (person) a friend who is frequently in the company of another|
Comrades in arms.
|Synonyms||associate, companion, comrade, fellow|
|Narrower (hyponym)||date, escort, playfellow, playmate, tovarich, tovarisch|
|3.||familiar (person) a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard|
|Broader (hypernym)||disembodied spirit, spirit|