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Adjective familiar has 4 senses
  1. familiar - well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
    unfamiliar, strange, unknown, unacquainted, unacquainted with, unfamiliar with
  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, antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque, crazy, curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular, eerie, eery, exotic, freaky, gothic, oddish, other, quaint, weird
  3. conversant, 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"
    Antonym: uninformed (indirect, via informed)
  4. familiar, intimate - having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
    Antonym: distant (indirect, via close)
Noun familiar has 3 senses
  1. familiar - a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
    --1 is a kind of
    servant, retainer
  2. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate - a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
    --2 is a kind of friend
    --2 has particulars: date, escort; playmate, playfellow; tovarich
  3. familiar, familiar spirit - a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
    --3 is a kind of spirit, disembodied spirit
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