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Definition of Familiar

Familiar

  1. Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.
  2. Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
  3. Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
  4. Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.
  5. Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
  6. An intimate; a companion.
  7. An attendant demon or evil spirit.
  8. A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.

Familiar Quotations

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
Anais Nin

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Max Planck

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

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
Lin Yutang
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Familiar Translations

familiar in Italian is fida
familiar in Norwegian is fortrolig, velkjent

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