Definitions for familiar

Definitions for (noun) familiar

Main entry: familiar, familiar spirit

Definition: a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard

Main entry: companion, comrade, familiar, fellow, associate

Definition: a friend who is frequently in the company of another

Usage: drinking companions; comrades in arms

Main entry: familiar

Definition: a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support

Definitions for (adj) familiar

Main entry: intimate, familiar

Definition: having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

Usage: on familiar terms; pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders

Main entry: familiar

Definition: well known or easily recognized

Usage: a familiar figure; familiar songs; familiar guests

Main entry: familiar

Definition: within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange

Usage: 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

Main entry: conversant, familiar

Definition: (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly

Usage: conversant with business trends; familiar with the complex machinery; he was familiar with those roads

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