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fa·mil·iar

 (fə-mĭl′yər)
adj.
1. Often encountered or seen: a familiar landmark. See Synonyms at common.
2. Having fair knowledge; acquainted: Are you familiar with these roads?
3. Of established friendship; intimate: We are on familiar terms.
4. Natural and unstudied; informal: lectured in a familiar style.
5. Taking undue liberties; presumptuous: Students should not be familiar toward an instructor.
6. Familial.
7. Domesticated; tame. Used of animals.
n.
1. A close friend or associate.
2. An attendant spirit, often taking animal form.
3. One who performs domestic service in the household of a high official.
4. A person who frequents a place.

[Middle English, from Old French familier, from Latin familiāris, domestic, from familia, family; see family.]

fa·mil′iar·ly adv.

familiar

(fəˈmɪlɪə)
adj
1. well-known; easily recognized: a familiar figure.
2. frequent or customary: a familiar excuse.
3. (foll by: with) acquainted
4. friendly; informal
5. close; intimate
6. more intimate than is acceptable; presumptuous
7. an archaic word for familial
n
8. (Classical Myth & Legend) Also called: familiar spirit a supernatural spirit often assuming animal form, supposed to attend and aid a witch, wizard, etc
9. (Roman Catholic Church) a person, attached to the household of the pope or a bishop, who renders service in return for support
10. (Roman Catholic Church) an officer of the Inquisition who arrested accused persons
11. a friend or frequent companion
[C14: from Latin familiāris domestic, from familia family]
faˈmiliarly adv
faˈmiliarness n

fa•mil•iar

(fəˈmɪl yər)

adj.
1. commonly or generally known or seen: a familiar sight.
2. well-acquainted: to be familiar with a subject.
3. informal: to write in a familiar style.
4. closely personal: to be on familiar terms.
5. unduly intimate: The duchess complained of familiar servants.
6. domesticated; tame.
7. of or pertaining to a family or household.
n.
8. a familiar friend or associate.
9. a supernatural spirit or demon supposed to attend a person or another demon, often in the form of an animal.
10. a domestic employed by a bishop, seminary, etc.
[1300–50; Middle English famulier < Middle French < Latin familiāris of a household (see family, -ar1)]
fa•mil′iar•ly, adv.
fa•mil′iar•ness, n.
syn: familiar, confidential, intimate suggest a friendly relationship between persons, based on frequent association, common interests, etc. familiar suggests an easygoing and unconstrained relationship between persons who are well-acquainted: on familiar terms with one's neighbors. confidential implies a sense of mutual trust that extends to the sharing of confidences and secrets: a confidential adviser. intimate connotes a very close and warm relationship characterized by empathy and sharing of private thoughts: intimate letters to a friend.

familiar

1. 'familiar'

If someone or something is familiar, you recognize them because you have seen, heard, or experienced them before.

There was something familiar about him.
Gradually I began to recognize familiar faces.
2. 'familiar to'

If something is familiar to you, you know it well.

His name is familiar to millions of people.
This problem will be familiar to many parents.
3. 'familiar with'

If you know or understand something well, you can say that you are familiar with it.

I am of course familiar with your work.
These are statements which I am sure you are familiar with.

familiar

A low-ranking demon given to a witch by the Devil for the purpose of strengthening the witch’s power. In medieval times familiars were commonly thought to be animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and toads. In shamanism, a familiar is a spirit who protects a shaman from illness and unfriendly forces and is also known as a totemic animal, guardian spirit, power animal, or tutelary spirit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.familiar - a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for supportfamiliar - a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
servant, retainer - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
2.familiar - a friend who is frequently in the company of anotherfamiliar - a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
date, escort - a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
playfellow, playmate - a companion at play
tovarich, tovarisch - a comrade (especially in Russian communism)
3.familiar - a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Adj.1.familiar - well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
known - apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"
unfamiliar - not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"
2.familiar - 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"
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
3.familiar - (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly; "conversant with business trends"; "familiar with the complex machinery"; "he was familiar with those roads"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"
4.familiar - having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"

familiar

adjective
2. friendly, close, dear, intimate, confidential, amicable, chummy (informal), buddy-buddy (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), palsy-walsy (informal) the old familiar relationship
friendly cold, formal, distant, detached, aloof, unfriendly
4. disrespectful, forward, bold, presuming, intrusive, presumptuous, impudent, overfamiliar, overfree The driver of that taxi-cab seemed to me familiar to the point of impertinence.
familiar with acquainted with, aware of, introduced to, conscious of, at home with, no stranger to, informed about, abreast of, knowledgeable about, versed in, well up in, proficient in, conversant with, on speaking terms with, in the know about, au courant with, au fait with only too familiar with the problems

familiar

adjective
1. Occurring quite often:
2. Having good knowledge of:
Idiom: up on.
3. Very closely associated:
Informal: thick.
Slang: tight.
Idiom: hand in glove with.
4. Indicating intimacy and mutual trust:
noun
A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts:
Informal: bud, buddy.
Slang: sidekick.
Translations
مَألوفمَأْلُوفمُطَّلِعٌ على، ذو مَعْرِفَةٍ بوَدود، يَتَخَطّى حُدود اللياقَه
známýdůvěrnýintimníobeznámený
bekendtfamiliærfortroligintimvelkendt
tuttuläheinentuttavallinen
poznat
jártas
ágengur, nærgöngullkunnuglegurvel aî sér í
よく知られている
잘 알려져 있는
familiariaifamiliarumasfamiliarusnusimanymassupažindinimas
familiārslabi zināmspazīstamstuvs
dôverne známyoboznámený
seznanjenznan
förtrolig
คุ้นเคย
quen thuộc

familiar

[fəˈmɪlɪəʳ] ADJ
1. (= well-known) [face, person, place] → conocido, familiar
his voice sounds familiarme suena (familiar) su voz
it doesn't sound familiarno me suena
to be on familiar ground (fig) → estar en su elemento, dominar la materia
2. (= common) [experience, complaint, event] → corriente, común
it's a familiar feelinges un sentimiento común
3. (= well-acquainted) to be familiar withestar familiarizado con, conocer
to make o.s. familiar withfamiliarizarse con
4. (= intimate) [tone of voice etc] → íntimo, de confianza; [language etc] → familiar (pej) (= over-intimate) → fresco, que se toma demasiadas confianzas
to be on familiar terms with sbtener confianza con algn
he got too familiarse tomó demasiadas confianzas

familiar

[fəˈmɪljər] adj
(= well-known) [person, voice, place, surroundings] → familier/ière
a familiar face → un visage familier
a familiar figure → un personnage bien connu
She's a familiar figure at the races
BUT C'est une habituée des courses.
to be a familiar sight → être bien connu(e)
to be familiar to sb → être connu(e) de qn
(= acquainted) to be familiar with sth → bien connaître qch
I'm familiar with his work → Je connais bien ses œuvres.
to make o.s. familiar with sth → se familiariser avec qch
to be on familiar terms with sb → avoir des relations cordiales avec qn
(= informal) [language, tone] → familier/ière
to be too familiar with sb → se montrer trop familier envers qn

familiar

adj
(= usual, well-known) surroundings, sight, scenegewohnt, vertraut; figure, voicevertraut; street, person, feelingbekannt; phrase, title, songgeläufig, bekannt; complaint, event, protesthäufig; (= customary) form, course, patternüblich; his face is familiardas Gesicht ist mir bekannt; surrounded by familiar facesvon vertrauten Gesichtern umgeben; the problems are all too familiardie Probleme sind nur allzu vertraut; to be/seem familiar to somebodyjdm bekannt sein/vorkommen; it looks very familiares kommt mir sehr bekannt vor; to sound familiarsich bekannt anhören (to sb jdm); that sounds familiardas habe ich doch schon mal gehört; to be on familiar groundBescheid wissen; to follow a familiar pattern (visit) → $fan outwie gewohnt verlaufen; (negotiations) → den gewohnten Verlauf nehmen; (interview) → wie üblich ablaufen
(= conversant) I am familiar with the word/the towndas Wort/die Stadt ist mir bekannt or (more closely) → vertraut; I’m not familiar with computer languageich bin mit der Computersprache nicht vertraut; are you familiar with these modern techniques?wissen Sie über diese modernen Techniken Bescheid?; is he familiar with our customs?ist er mit unseren Bräuchen vertraut?; to make somebody familiar with somethingjdn mit etw vertraut machen
(= friendly) tonefamiliär; greetingfreundschaftlich; gesturefamiliär, vertraulich; (= overfriendly)familiär, plumpvertraulich; the familiar form of addressdie Anrede für Familie und Freunde, die vertraute Anrede; to be on familiar terms with somebodymit jdm auf vertrautem Fuß stehen; we’re all on pretty familiar termswir haben ein ziemlich ungezwungenes Verhältnis zueinander; familiar languageUmgangssprache f; familiar expressionsumgangssprachliche Ausdrücke pl; they’re not the kind of people one wishes to become too familiar withmit solchen Leuten möchte man sich nicht unbedingt näher einlassen
n
(liter, = friend) → Vertraute(r) mf (liter)
(of witch etc)Hausgeist m

familiar

[fəˈmɪljəʳ] adj
a. (well-known, face, person, place) → conosciuto/a, familiare; (common, experience, complaint, event) → comune
her face looks familiar → la sua faccia non mi è nuova
to be on familiar ground (fig) → trovarsi sul proprio terreno
b. (well-acquainted) to be familiar (with sb/sth)conoscere bene (qn/qc)
to make o.s. familiar with → familiarizzarsi con, acquistare dimestichezza con
c. (language) → familiare; (intimate, tone of voice) → di eccessiva confidenza
to be on familiar terms with → essere in confidenza con
to get too familiar with sb (pej) → prendersi troppa confidenza con qn

familiar

(fəˈmiljə) adjective
1. well-known. The house was familiar to him; She looks very familiar (to me).
2. (with with) knowing about. Are you familiar with the plays of Shakespeare?
3. too friendly. You are much too familiar with my wife!
faˈmiliarly adverb
faˌmiliˈarity (-liˈӕ-) plural faˌmiliˈarities noun
1. the state of being familiar. I was surprised by her familiarity with our way of life.
2. an act of (too) friendly behaviour. You must not allow such familiarities.
faˈmiliarize, faˈmiliarise verb
(with with) to make something well known to (someone). You must familiarize yourself with the rules.
faˌmiliariˈzation, faˌmiliariˈsation noun

familiar

مَأْلُوف známý bekendt bekannt οικείος familiar tuttu familier poznat familiare よく知られている 잘 알려져 있는 bekend fortrolig znajomy familiar знакомый förtrolig คุ้นเคย bildik quen thuộc 熟悉的
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And when, in speech with each other, they expanded their blubber lips, and showed their white fangs, as if they grinned at the thoughts of the expected tragedy, the startled commons could scarcely help believing that they were actually the familiar spirits with whom the witch had communed, and who, her time being out, stood ready to assist in her dreadful punishment.
The flowers were like new acquaintances; she approached them in a familiar spirit, and made herself at home among them.
And the cathedral did indeed seem a docile and obedient creature beneath his hand; it waited on his will to raise its great voice; it was possessed and filled with Quasimodo, as with a familiar spirit.
It was likewise affirmed that a familiar spirit or demon abode behind the blackness of the picture, and had shown himself, at seasons of public calamity, to more than one of the royal governors.