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Definition of Familiar:

  1. A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
  2. An attendant demon or evil spirit.
  3. An intimate; a companion.
  4. Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
  5. Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
  6. Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
  7. Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.
  8. Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.


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Usage examples:

  • Somehow, she seems familiar.

    - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  • The name seemed familiar.

    - "The Story of Louie", Oliver Onions.
  • Now, what is there that's familiar about that voice?

    - "The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise", Margaret Burnham.