Definition of familar
1. familiar [ a ] well known or easily recognized; not unfamiliar
Examples: "a familiar figure" "familiar songs" "familiar guests"
(The Providence Journal...)
Most of the female faces are new , or at_least not too familiar .
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
When a man recognizes a certain experience as the exact pattern of a previous dream , we have an instance of deja_vu , except for the fact that he knows just why the experience seems familiar .
When we arrive_at the events concerned in the vanished majority , they , of_course , cannot impress us as anything familiar .
(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
It was a part so familiar to him that he did not bother to think_about it any_more .
(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
The place was evidently a familiar haunt and Claire wondered what other illicit loves had been celebrated in the comfortable rooms to which they were shown .Synonyms familiar Related Terms unfamiliar old acquainted long-familiar long-familiar beaten known familiarity
2. familiar [ a ] within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange
Examples: "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"
(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
At a siding , another train which was a familiar sight these days .Synonyms familiar Related Terms strange common common_or_garden everyday
3. familiar [ a ] (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
Examples: "conversant with business trends" "familiar with the complex machinery" "he was familiar with those roads"
(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
Even beginning students in linguistics are made familiar with an appreciable variety of consonant_systems , both in their general outlines and in many specific details .Synonyms familiar conversant Related Terms informed
4. familiar [ a ] taking undue liberties
Examples: "young women disliked the overfamiliar tone he took with them"
5. familiar [ a ] having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
Examples: "on familiar terms" "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
6. familiar [ n ] a person who is frequently in the company of another
Examples: "drinking companions" "comrades in arms"
7. familiar [ a ] natural and unstudied
Examples: "using their Christian names in a casual way" "lectured in a free-and-easy style"
8. familiar [ n ] a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for supportSynonyms familiar Related Terms servant
9. familiar [ n ] a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizardSynonyms familiar_spirit familiar Related Terms spirit
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