What does familiar mean?

Definitions for familiar
fəˈmɪl yərfa·mil·iar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word familiar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. familiar(noun)

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

  2. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate(noun)

    a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

  3. familiar, familiar spirit(adj)

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

  4. familiar(adj)

    well known or easily recognized

    "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"

  5. familiar(adj)

    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"

  6. conversant(p), familiar(p)(adj)

    (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"

  7. familiar, intimate(adj)

    having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

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

Wiktionary

  1. familiar(Noun)

    A member of one's family or household.

  2. familiar(Noun)

    A close friend.

  3. familiar(Noun)

    An attendant spirit often in animal form.

    The witch's familiar was a black cat.

  4. familiar(Adjective)

    Known to one.

    There's a familiar face.

  5. familiar(Adjective)

    Acquainted.

    I'm not familiar with this system.

  6. familiar(Adjective)

    Intimate or friendly.

    We are not on familiar terms.

  7. familiar(Adjective)

    Inappropriately intimate or friendly.

    Don't be familiar with me, boy!

  8. familiar(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a family; familial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Familiar(adj)

    of or pertaining to a family; domestic

  2. Familiar(adj)

    closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures

  3. Familiar(adj)

    characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible

  4. Familiar(adj)

    well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration

  5. Familiar(adj)

    improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate

  6. Familiar(noun)

    an intimate; a companion

  7. Familiar(noun)

    an attendant demon or evil spirit

  8. Familiar(noun)

    a confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Familiar

    fa-mil′yar, adj. well acquainted or intimate: showing the manner of an intimate: free: unceremonious: having a thorough knowledge of: well known or understood: private, domestic: common, plain.—n. one well or long acquainted: a spirit or demon supposed to attend an individual at call: a member of a pope's or bishop's household: the officer of the Inquisition who arrested the suspected.—v.t. Famil′iarise, to make thoroughly acquainted: to accustom: to make easy by practice or study.—n. Familiar′ity, intimate acquaintanceship: freedom from constraint: any unusual or unwarrantable freedom in act or speech toward another, acts of license—usually in pl.adv. Famil′iarly. [O. Fr. familier—L. familiaris, from familia, a family.]

CrunchBase

  1. Familiar

    Familiar turns your computer into a social picture frame programmed by your closest friends and family. Familiar brings photos directly to your screen, blending elements of the picture frame and slideshow to personalize your screen with life’s cherished moments. Mom and Dad, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters can all get connected on Familiar so their screensaver is personalized with the best family photos.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'familiar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1810

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'familiar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2757

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'familiar' in Adjectives Frequency: #236

How to pronounce familiar?

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How to say familiar in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of familiar in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of familiar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of familiar in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 1 scene 1:

    It is a familiar beast to man, and signifies love.

  2. Todd Rosenbluth:

    This is a fund that doesn't have Google, doesn't have Microsoft. This is a wholly different subset of technology than most investors are familiar with.

  3. Stuart Osborn:

    Germany's student housing market is similar to the maturity of the UK market 10 to 15 years ago, rents in Germany will continue to grow rapidly, just as the product evolves and a broader range of students becomes familiar with purpose built student housing.

  4. Cynthia Ozick:

    Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey.

  5. James Wesley:

    Seth Rudetsky and I believe that in this time of social distancing and isolation, much happiness can be found by seeing familiar faces from shows beloved by the whole world, we call these shows comfort TV. And we plan on having even more every week, along with our beloved theatre pals -- all for The Actors Fund.

Images & Illustrations of familiar

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