Word:

Familiar

Fa`mil`iar
a.1.Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.
2.Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
3.Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
- Shak.
4.Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.
There is nothing more familiar than this.
- Locke.
5.Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
Familiar spirit
a demon or evil spirit supposed to attend at call.
- 1 Sam. xxviii. 3, 7-9.
n.1.An intimate; a companion.
All my familiars watched for my halting.
- Jer. xx. 10.
2.An attendant demon or evil spirit.
3.(Court of Inquisition) A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
Noun1.familiar - a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
2.familiar - a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
3.familiar - a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
Synonyms: familiar spirit
Adj.1.familiar - well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
Antonyms:
unfamiliar - not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"
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 - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
3.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"
Synonyms: conversant
4.familiar - having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
Synonyms: intimate
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