Familiar

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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: In European folklore and folk-belief of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, familiar spirits (sometimes referred to simply as " ...
  • Familiar chat: The familiar chat, Cercomela familiaris, is a small passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae . It is a common ...
  • Familiar (Dungeons & Dragons): A familiar is a fictional creature in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy role-playing game . A familiar is based on the concept of the ...
  • Familiar Linux: Familiar Linux was a Linux distribution for iPAQ machines and other personal digital assistant s (PDAs), intended as a replacement for ...

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'Familiar' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Familiar Sample Sentences in News


  • A New Microsoft Windows Displays a Familiar Look
    SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft believes the next version of its operating system is such a big change that it’s calling the software Windows 10, skipping the more logical product name, Windows 9, entirely. Read more on this news related to 'Familiar'
  • Familiar faces in Courthouse
    Government Familiar faces in Courthouse Giesler, Sass run unopposed in Ottawa County Alex Green Port Clinton Sep 30, 2014 green@oc-register.com October marks the two-minute warning for most candidates. As certain candidates call a Hail Mary, both Ottawa County Probate Court and Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen Giesler and county Commissioner Jim Sass can simply take Read more on this news related to 'Familiar'
  • Familiar mantra for Nets’ Lopez
    Nets' coach also wants to see Brook Lopez in the paint more often on offense. Read more on this news related to 'Familiar'

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