HyperDic: familiar

English > 7 senses of the word familiar:
ADJECTIVEallfamiliarwell known or easily recognized
allfamiliarwithin normal everyday experience
allfamiliar, conversant(usually followed by 'with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
allfamiliar, intimatehaving mutual interests or affections
NOUNperson familiara person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
person familiar, companion, comrade, fellow, associatea friend who is frequently in the company of another
person familiar, familiar spirita spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch / witch or wizard
familiar > pronunciation
Soundsfahmih'lyer
Rhymesbehavior ... Xavier: 32 rhymes with yer...
English > familiar: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningwell known or easily recognized.
Examples
  • "a familiar figure"
  • "familiar songs"
  • "familiar guests"
Attribute offamiliarityusualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
NarroweracquaintedHaving fair knowledge of
beatenMuch trodden and worn smooth or bare
long-familiar, well-knownfrequently experienced
old(used for emphasis) very familiar
See alsoknownapprehended with certainty
Oppositeunfamiliarnot known or well known
Spanishfamiliar
Catalanfamiliar
Nounsfamiliara friend who is frequently in the company of another
familiarityusualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
English > familiar: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWithin normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowercommon, usualcommonly encountered
everydaycommonplace and ordinary
gardenThe usual or familiar type
Oppositestrange, unusualdefinitely out of the ordinary and unexpected
Spanishcomún, corriente, ordinario
Catalancomú, corrent, familiar, ordinari
Nounsfamiliarityusualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
English > familiar: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(usually followed by 'with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly.
Examples
  • "familiar with the complex machinery"
  • "he was familiar with those roads"
Synonymconversant
BroaderinformedHaving much knowledge or education
Spanishfamiliar, versado
Nounsfamiliaritypersonal knowledge or information about someone or something
English > familiar: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving mutual interests or affections; of established friendship.
Example"on familiar terms"
Synonymintimate
BroadercloseClose in relevance or relationship
Spanishíntimo
Catalanfamiliar, íntim
Nounsfamiliarityclose or warm friendship
familiaritypersonal knowledge or information about someone or something
Adverbsfamiliarlyin an intimately familiar manner
English > familiar: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support.
Broaderservant, retainerA person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
English > familiar: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA friend who is frequently in the company of another.
Synonymscompanion, comrade, fellow, associate
Narrowerdate, escortA participant in a date
playmate, playfellowA companion at play
tovarich, tovarischA comrade (especially in Russian communism)
BroaderfriendA person you know well and regard with affection and trust
Spanishacompañante, amigo, camarada, compañera, compañero
Catalanacompanyant, camarada, companya, company
Adjectivesfamiliarwell known or easily recognized
English > familiar: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch / witch or wizard.
Synonymfamiliar spirit
Broaderspirit, disembodied spiritAny incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Spanishespíritu familiar, familiar

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