Definitions of Familiar

  1. a person who is frequently in the company of another; " drinking companions"; " comrades in arms"
  2. ( 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"
  3. having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; " on familiar terms"; " pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
  4. a spirit ( usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
  5. a person attached to the household of a high official ( as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
  6. well known or easily recognized; " a familiar figure"; " familiar songs"; " familiar guests"
  7. 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"
  8. Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.
  9. Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
  10. Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
  11. Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.
  12. Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
  13. An intimate; a companion.
  14. An attendant demon or evil spirit.
  15. A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
  16. Well acquainted, or intimate, with; domestic; affable; easy; unconstrained; unceremonious.
  17. An intima te.
  18. Familiarly.
  19. Well acquainted or intimate; showing the manner of an intimate; free; having a thorough knowledge of; well known or understood.
  20. One well or long acquainted; a demon supposed to attend at call.
  21. An intimate acquaintance; attendant demon.
  22. Intimate; free; versed in; well- known.
  23. A familiar friend.
  24. Well acquainted; thoroughly versed.
  25. Intimate; informal; forward; free. 3, Well known; common; unaffected.
  26. An attendant demon.
  27. A servant of the Inquisition.
  28. Pertaining to a family; domestic; well- acquainted; intimate; affable; not formal or distant; well versed in; well known or understood by frequent use; unceremonious; unconstrained; intimate in an unlawful degree.
  29. An intimate; one long acquainted; a demon or evil spirit supposed to attend at a call.
  30. Well acquainted with; intimate; affable; easy and unconstrained; common; frequent.
  31. One long acquainted; a spirit or demon supposed to wait on; an officer or servant of the Inquisition employed to arrest and imprison the accused.

Usage examples for Familiar

  1. People were familiar with it; they knew and liked it. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. It isn't the things that are right and perfect in your life that make it familiar – The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl
  3. Or how many of them have names which are even faintly familiar to the public?" – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  4. That young chap was too familiar anyway. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  5. " Why, to be sure," says I, like a fool, " you have been a little over- familiar – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  6. It is assumed that the hearer is familiar with the principles referred to. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  7. Probably the best test of value is one with which I was familiar some years ago. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. It is good that you have fallen in with us, Jeriji, you who are familiar with the place. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  9. To Fanny the thought of death was familiar – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  10. You are most of you already familiar with them. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. In his interest in his companion, he had until this moment, taken no note of things without, nor did his eyes rest now upon any familiar scene. – The Case and The Girl by Randall Parrish
  12. No; and yet, now it was suggested to him, there had been something strangely familiar about one of the men. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  13. " I suppose your life has not been of a kind to make you very familiar with it all. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  14. The name, too, had a familiar sound. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  15. And I said I wasn't sure, I had met so many people, and there was something familiar about him. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  16. And not even the great Merazzi, the conductor, was more familiar with the music than he. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  17. The name has a familiar ring, somehow. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  18. The first is familiar – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  19. " You've got to let us go, because we are the only ones who are at all familiar with her theory," Rodebush insisted. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. And the strange thing was that the voice was familiar – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan