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English adjective: familiar

1. familiar well known or easily recognized


SamplesA familiar figure.
Familiar songs.
Familiar guests.


Similaracquainted, beaten, long-familiar, old, well-known


See alsoknown


Attributefamiliarity


Antonymsunfamiliar

2. familiar within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange


SamplesFamiliar ordinary objects found in every home.
A familiar everyday scene.
A familiar excuse.
A day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences.


Similarcommon, common or garden, everyday, usual


Antonymsstrange, unusual

3. familiar (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly


SamplesConversant with business trends.
Familiar with the complex machinery.
He was familiar with those roads.


Synonymsconversant


Similarinformed


Antonymsuninformed

4. familiar having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship


SamplesOn familiar terms.
Pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders.


Synonymsintimate


Similarclose


Antonymsdistant, remote


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


SamplesDrinking companions.
Comrades in arms.


Synonymsassociate, companion, comrade, fellow


Broader (hypernym)friend


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


Synonymsfamiliar spirit


Broader (hypernym)disembodied spirit, spirit









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