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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

I'm pretty horrible at relationships and haven't been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on - returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy - is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.
Carrie Brownstein

All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture.
Jane Smiley

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.
W. Somerset Maugham

When I write an original story I write about people I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with. I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.
Satyajit Ray

Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
Wallace Stevens
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Familiar Translations

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