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. Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
  9. Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
  10. Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.
  11. Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
  12. An intimate; a companion.
  13. An attendant demon or evil spirit.
  14. A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
  15. Well acquainted, or intimate, with; domestic; affable; easy; unconstrained; unceremonious.
  16. An intima te.
  17. Familiarly.
  18. Well acquainted or intimate; showing the manner of an intimate; free; having a thorough knowledge of; well known or understood.
  19. One well or long acquainted; a demon supposed to attend at call.
  20. An intimate acquaintance; attendant demon.
  21. Intimate; free; versed in; well- known.
  22. A familiar friend.
  23. Well acquainted; thoroughly versed.
  24. An attendant demon.
  25. A servant of the Inquisition.
  26. 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.
  27. An intimate; one long acquainted; a demon or evil spirit supposed to attend at a call.
  28. Well acquainted with; intimate; affable; easy and unconstrained; common; frequent.
  29. 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. That young chap was too familiar, anyway. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  2. 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
  3. People were familiar with it; they knew and liked it. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  4. You are most of you already familiar with them. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The name has a familiar ring, somehow. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  6. To Fanny the thought of death was familiar. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  7. 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
  8. " 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
  9. 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
  10. " 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. And the strange thing was that the voice was familiar. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  14. 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
  15. " Why, to be sure," says I, like a fool, " you have been a little over- familiar." – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  16. It is assumed that the hearer is familiar with the principles referred to. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  17. The first is familiar. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker