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familiar meaning

[ fə'miljə ] Pronunciation:   "familiar" in a sentence
  • Adjective: familiar  fu'milyur [N. Amer], fu'mileeu(r) [Brit]
    1. Well known or easily recognized
      "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests" 
    2. 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" 
    3. (usually followed by 'with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
      "familiar with the complex machinery"; "he was familiar with those roads"
      - conversant 
    4. Having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
      "on familiar terms"
      - intimate
    Noun: familiar  fu'milyur [N. Amer], fu'mileeu(r) [Brit]
    1. A person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support 
    2. A friend who is frequently in the company of another
      - companion, comrade, fellow, associate, yokefellow [N. Amer] 
    3. A spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
      - familiar spirit

    Derived forms: familiars

    See also: acquainted, beaten, close, common, common or garden [Brit], everyday, familiarity, familiarly, informed, known, long-familiar, old, usual, well-known

    Type of: disembodied spirit, friend, retainer, servant, spirit

    Antonym: strange, unfamiliar

    Encyclopedia: Familiar

Examples

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  1. familiar scenes were imaged on the screen.
  2. i am on familiar terms with my bank manager.
  3. he found the familiar place threatening.
  4. sometimes, she would be quite familiar with me.
  5. charlie flashed us a familiar grin.

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