|1.||[ adjective ] well known or easily recognized; not unfamiliar|
"a familiar figure" "familiar songs" "familiar guests"
|Related terms:||unfamiliar old acquainted long-familiar long-familiar beaten known familiarity|
|2.||[ adjective ] within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange|
"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"
|Related terms:||strange common common_or_garden everyday|
|3.||[ adjective ] (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly|
"conversant with business trends" "familiar with the complex machinery" "he was familiar with those roads"
|4.||[ adjective ] taking undue liberties|
"young women disliked the overfamiliar tone he took with them"
|5.||[ adjective ] having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship|
"on familiar terms" "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
|6.||[ noun ] a person who is frequently in the company of another|
|Synonyms:||comrade companion fellow associate|
"drinking companions" "comrades in arms"
|Related terms:||friend date playmate tovarich consort|
|7.||[ adjective ] natural and unstudied|
"using their Christian names in a casual way" "lectured in a free-and-easy style"
|8.||[ noun ] (work) a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support|
|9.||[ noun ] (folklore) a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard|