Familiar meaning

fə-mĭlyər
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Having fair knowledge; acquainted.

Are you familiar with these roads?

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Often encountered or seen.

A familiar landmark.

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Of established friendship; intimate.

We are on familiar terms.

adjective
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Natural and unstudied; informal.

Lectured in a familiar style.

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A person who frequents a place.
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The definition of familiar is something or someone who is friendly to you or known to you because of past history or experience.

An example of familiar is a description for an old friend.

An example of familiar is a description for your home and the path you take to get there.

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Too friendly; unduly intimate or bold; presumptuous.
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Having an intimate knowledge of; closely acquainted (with)

Familiar with the Bible.

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One who performs domestic service in the household of a high official.
noun
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(archaic) Having to do with a family.
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Taking undue liberties; presumptuous.

Students should not be familiar toward an instructor.

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Familial.
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Domesticated; tame. Used of animals.
adjective
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A close friend or associate.
noun
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An attendant spirit, often taking animal form.
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Friendly, informal, or intimate.

To be on familiar terms.

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Well-known; common; ordinary.

A familiar sight.

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Domesticated.
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(folklore) A spirit or demon constantly attending someone and typically dwelling within, or taking the form of, an animal; also, the animal within which such a spirit or demon dwells.
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Known to one.

There’s a familiar face; that tune sounds familiar.

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I'm quite familiar with this system; she's not familiar with manual gears.

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We are not on familiar terms; our neighbour is not familiar.

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Inappropriately intimate or friendly.

Don’t be familiar with me, boy!

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Of or pertaining to a family; familial.
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An attendant spirit often in animal form.

The witch’s familiar was a black cat.

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Origin of familiar

  • Middle English from Old French familier from Latin familiāris domestic from familia family family

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition