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Familiar meaning

Familiar - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. a spirit ( usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
  2. 2. a person attached to the household of a high official ( as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
  3. 3. well known or easily recognized; " a familiar figure"; " familiar songs"; " familiar guests"
  4. 4. 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"
  5. 5. Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.
  6. 6. Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
  7. 7. Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
  8. 8. Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.
  9. 9. Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
  10. 10. An intimate; a companion.
  11. 11. An attendant demon or evil spirit.
  12. 12. A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
  13. 13. An intimate acquaintance; attendant demon.
  14. 14. Intimate; free; versed in; well- known.

Familiar - examples of usage

  1. " But, oh, the difference" when the familiar face, no longer familiar as of old, is a woman's! - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. The familiar faces seemed not wholly familiar now. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. It was just then that she heard a familiar voice. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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