Synonyms of familiar


1. familiar, servant, retainer

usage: a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support

2. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate, friend

usage: a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

3. familiar, familiar spirit, spirit, disembodied spirit

usage: a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard


1. familiar (vs. unfamiliar), acquainted(predicate), beaten(prenominal), long-familiar, well-known(prenominal), old(prenominal), known

usage: well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"

2. familiar (vs. strange), common, usual, common or garden, everyday

usage: 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"

3. conversant(predicate), familiar(predicate), informed (vs. uninformed)

usage: (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"

4. familiar, intimate, close (vs. distant)

usage: having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"

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Definition and meaning of familiar (Dictionary)