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Definition of familar

"Familar" is probably misspelled. Trying familiar instead Definition of familiar

1. familiar [ a ] well known or easily recognized; not unfamiliar
Examples: "a familiar figure" "familiar songs" "familiar guests"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Synonyms overfamiliar familiar Related Terms forward

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"

Synonyms intimate familiar Related Terms close

6. familiar [ n ] a person who is frequently in the company of another
Examples: "drinking companions" "comrades in arms"

Synonyms comrade companion fellow associate familiar Related Terms friend date playmate tovarich consort

7. familiar [ a ] natural and unstudied
Examples: "using their Christian names in a casual way" "lectured in a free-and-easy style"

Synonyms free-and-easy casual familiar Related Terms informal

8. familiar [ n ] a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support

Synonyms familiar Related Terms servant

9. familiar [ n ] a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard

Synonyms familiar_spirit familiar Related Terms spirit

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