familiar


familiar
familiar [fə mil′yər]
adj.
[ME familier < OFr < L familiaris, of a household, domestic < familia, FAMILY]
1. Archaic having to do with a family
2. friendly, informal, or intimate [to be on familiar terms]
3. too friendly; unduly intimate or bold; presumptuous
4. having an intimate knowledge of; closely acquainted (with) [familiar with the Bible]
5. well-known; common; ordinary [a familiar sight]
6. domesticated: said of animals
n.
1.
a) a close friend or associate
b) Rare HABITUÉ
c) Archaic an ecclesiastical servant or agent
2. Folklore an evil spirit constantly attending someone and typically dwelling within an animal; also, the animal within which such a spirit dwells
SYN.- COMMON
familiarly
adv.
SYN.- FAMILIAR is applied to that which is known through constant association, and, with reference to persons, suggests informality, or even presumption, such as might prevail among members of a family; CLOSE1 is applied to persons or things very near to one in affection, attraction, interests, etc.; INTIMATE implies very close association, acquaintance, relationship, etc. or suggests something of a very personal or private nature; CONFIDENTIAL implies a relationship in which there is mutual trust and a sharing of private thoughts, problems, etc.

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