Associations to the word «Familiar»


FAMILIAR, adjective. Known to one.
FAMILIAR, adjective. Acquainted.
FAMILIAR, adjective. Intimate or friendly.
FAMILIAR, adjective. Inappropriately intimate or friendly.
FAMILIAR, adjective. Of or pertaining to a family; familial.
FAMILIAR, noun. (obsolete) A member of one's family or household.
FAMILIAR, noun. (obsolete) A close friend.
FAMILIAR, noun. An attendant spirit, often in animal form.

Dictionary definition

FAMILIAR, noun. A person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support.
FAMILIAR, noun. A friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms".
FAMILIAR, noun. A spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard.
FAMILIAR, adjective. Well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests".
FAMILIAR, 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".
FAMILIAR, 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".
FAMILIAR, adjective. Having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders".

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