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Dictionary definition for: Familiar

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

2. (a) well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure" "familiar songs" "familiar guests"

3. (n) a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions" "comrades in arms"

4. (a) 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"

5. (n) a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard

6. (s) 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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