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Familiar Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
  • a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
  • a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
  • having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
  • well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
  • 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"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support ,
  • a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms" ,
  • a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Familiar'


  • Familiar spirit: "Familiar" redirects here. For other uses, see Familiar (disambiguation). "Familiar Spirits" redirects here. For the book, see Familiar Spirits (memoir)
  • Familiar Linux: Familiar Linux was a Linux distribution for iPAQ machines and other personal digital assistants (PDAs), intended as a replacement for Windows CE on these
  • Familiar stranger (disambiguation): Familiar stranger may refer to: Familiar stranger, an individual that is recognized, but not known the Familiar stranger project at Berkeley's Intel Research
  • Familiar chat: The familiar chat, Cercomela familiaris, is a small passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. It is a common resident breeder in
  • Your Face Sounds Familiar (Philippine TV series): Your Face Sounds Familiar is a singing and impersonation competition for celebrities and is based on the Spanish version of the same name. It aired on
  • Familiar bluet: The familiar bluet (Enallagma civile) is a damselfly of the family Coenagrionidae, native to much of the United States and southern Canada. "Enallagma
  • Familiar (disambiguation): A familiar is a supernatural entity believed to assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic. Familiar may refer to: Familiar (Dungeons
  • Familiar Realm: "Familiar Realm" is a song by American alternative metal band CKY, featured on their 2005 third studio album An Answer Can Be Found. Written by vocalist
  • The Witch's Familiar: The Witch's Familar is the second episode of the upcoming ninth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is written by Steven
  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, often simply called Bartlett's, is an American reference work that is the longest-lived and most widely distributed collection

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* The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. - H.L. Mencken

* Be civil to all sociable to many familiar with few friend to one enemy to none. - Benjamin Franklin

* Cabbage A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. - Ambrose Bierce


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