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familiar

 
Adjective familiar has 4 senses
  1. familiar - well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
    Antonyms:
    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"
    Antonyms:
    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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