[ adjective ] well known or easily recognized; not unfamiliar
"a familiar figure" "familiar songs" "familiar guests"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
Most of the female faces are new , or at_least not too familiar .(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
When a man recognizes a certain experience as the exact pattern of a previous dream , we have an instance of deja_vu , except for the fact that he knows just why the experience seems familiar .
When we arrive_at the events concerned in the vanished majority , they , of_course , cannot impress us as anything familiar .(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
It was a part so familiar to him that he did not bother to think_about it any_more .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
The place was evidently a familiar haunt and Claire wondered what other illicit loves had been celebrated in the comfortable rooms to which they were shown .
[ adjective ] 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"
Used in print(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
At a siding , another train which was a familiar sight these days .
[ adjective ] (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"
Used in print(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
Even beginning students in linguistics are made familiar with an appreciable variety of consonant_systems , both in their general outlines and in many specific details .
[ noun ] (work) a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support