familiar friend

  • 1 My Old, Familiar Friend — Studio album by Brendan Benson Released 18 August 2009 …

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  • 2 familiar — familiarly, adv. familiarness, n. /feuh mil yeuhr/, adj. 1. commonly or generally known or seen: a familiar sight. 2. well acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject. 3. informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained: to… …

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  • 3 familiar — /fəˈmɪljə / (say fuh milyuh) adjective 1. commonly or generally known or seen: a familiar sight; a sight familiar to us all. 2. well acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject; to be familiar with a method; to be familiar… …

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  • 4 familiar — fa•mil•iar [[t]fəˈmɪl yər[/t]] adj. 1) commonly or generally known or seen: a familiar sight[/ex] 2) well acquainted: to be familiar with a subject[/ex] 3) informal: to write in a familiar style[/ex] 4) closely personal: to be on familiar… …

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  • 5 Familiar — Fa*mil iar, a. [OE. familer, familier, F. familier, fr. L. familiaris, fr. familia family. See {Family}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a family; domestic. Familiar feuds. Byron. Syn: familial. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely acquainted or intimate, as a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Familiar spirit — Familiar Fa*mil iar, a. [OE. familer, familier, F. familier, fr. L. familiaris, fr. familia family. See {Family}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a family; domestic. Familiar feuds. Byron. Syn: familial. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely acquainted or intimate,… …

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  • 7 familiar — 1 Familiar, intimate, close, confidential, chummy, thick are comparable when meaning near to one another because of constant or frequent association, shared interests and activities, or common sympathies, or, when applied to words or acts,… …

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  • 8 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; …

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  • 9 friend — friend, acquaintance, intimate, confidant are comparable when they designate a person, especially not related by blood, with whom one is on good and, usually, familiar terms. Friend, in its application, ranges from a person who is not hostile or… …

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  • 10 friend — ► NOUN 1) a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations. 2) a familiar or helpful thing. 3) a person who supports a particular cause or organization. 4) (Friend) a Quaker. ● a friend… …

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  • 11 familiar — ► ADJECTIVE 1) well known through long or close association. 2) frequently encountered; common. 3) (familiar with) having a good knowledge of. 4) in close friendship. 5) inappropriately intimate or informal. ► NOUN …

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  • 12 friend — [n1] confidant, companion acquaintance, ally, alter ego, associate, bosom buddy*, buddy, chum*, classmate, cohort, colleague, companion*, compatriot, comrade, consort, cousin, crony, familiar, intimate, mate, pal, partner, playmate, roommate,… …

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  • 13 friend — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Person on intimate terms with another Nouns 1. friend, acquaintance, neighbor, well wisher; alter ego; bosom or fast friend, gentleman or lady friend; partner; fidus Achates; persona grata; associate,… …

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  • 14 familiar — Synonyms and related words: Bohemian, abreast, accepted, accustomed, acquaintance, acquainted, acquainted with, advocate, affable, alter ego, amicable, amigo, ancestral spirits, angel, arrogant, attendant godling, au courant, au fait, audacious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 familiar — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. intimate, close; acquainted, well versed; common; presumptuous. n. intimate, associate; familiar spirit (see mythical deities, demon). See friend, nearness, sociality, insolence. Ant., unfamiliar,… …

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  • 16 familiar — I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a member of the household of a high official 2. one that is familiar; especially an intimate associate ; companion 3. a spirit often embodied in an animal and held to attend and serve or guard a person 4. a. one who… …

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  • 17 Friend to all Nations — Memorial to the crew, Margate See also: Margate Surfboat The Friend to all Nations was the second surfboat stationed at Margate for maritime rescue. She entered service on 6 July 1878 and was retired after being damaged in a storm on 30 November… …

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  • 18 familiar — [14] Familiar originally meant simply ‘of the family’ (it came, partly via Old French familier, from Latin familiāris). Its usual use in this sense was in phrases such as familiar enemy and familiar foe, denoting a treacherous enemy from within… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 familiar — [14] Familiar originally meant simply ‘of the family’ (it came, partly via Old French familier, from Latin familiāris). Its usual use in this sense was in phrases such as familiar enemy and familiar foe, denoting a treacherous enemy from within… …

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  • 20 familiar — I. a. 1. Conversant, well acquainted, well versed. 2. Intimate, close, near, friendly, amicable, fraternal, cordial, on a friendly footing, on friendly terms. 3. Friendly, social, sociable, accessible, affable, kindly, courteous, civil,… …

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