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Definition 1: a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for familiar in the sense of this definition

(familiar is a kind of ...) any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

Definition 2: a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support - [noun denoting person]

(familiar is a kind of ...) a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

Definition 3: a friend who is frequently in the company of another - [noun denoting person]

Samples where familiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drinking companions
  • comrades in arms

Synonyms for familiar in the sense of this definition

(familiar is a kind of ...) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

"he was my best friend at the university"

(... is a kind of familiar ) a participant in a date

"his date never stopped talking"

(... is a kind of familiar ) a companion at play

(... is a kind of familiar ) a comrade (especially in Russian communism)

Definition 4: well known or easily recognized - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where familiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a familiar figure
  • familiar songs
  • familiar guests

(familiar is similar to ...) having fair knowledge of

"they were acquainted" "fully acquainted with the facts"

(familiar is similar to ...) much trodden and worn smooth or bare

"did not stray from the beaten path"

(familiar is similar to ...) frequently experienced; known closely or intimately

"a long-familiar face" "a well-known voice reached her ears"

(familiar is similar to ...) (used for emphasis) very familiar

"good old boy" "same old story"

(means also ...) apprehended with certainty

"a known quantity" "the limits of the known world" "a musician known throughout the world" "a known criminal"

(... are attributes of familiar) usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

Definition 5: within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where familiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(familiar is similar to ...) commonly encountered

"a common (or familiar) complaint" "the usual greeting"

(familiar is similar to ...) the usual or familiar type

"it is a common or garden sparrow"

(familiar is similar to ...) commonplace and ordinary

"the familiar everyday world"

Definition 6: having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where familiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for familiar in the sense of this definition

(familiar is similar to ...) close in relevance or relationship

"a close family" "we are all...in close sympathy with..." "close kin" "a close resemblance"

Definition 7: (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where familiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • conversant with business trends
  • familiar with the complex machinery
  • he was familiar with those roads

Synonyms for familiar in the sense of this definition

(familiar is similar to ...) having much knowledge or education

"an informed public" "informed opinion" "the informed customer"

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