familiar

[ fuh-mil-yer ]
/ fəˈmɪl yər /

adjective

noun

Origin of familiar

1300–50; Middle English < Latin familiāris of a household (see family, -ar1); replacing Middle English famulier < Middle French < Latin, as above

SYNONYMS FOR familiar

4 Familiar, confidential, intimate suggest a long association between persons. Familiar means well-acquainted with another person: a familiar friend. Confidential suggests a sense of mutual trust that extends to the sharing of confidences and secrets: a confidential adviser. Intimate suggests close acquaintance or connection, often based on interest, sympathy, or affection: intimate and affectionate letters.
5 forward, bold.

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British Dictionary definitions for familiarly

familiar

/ (fəˈmɪlɪə) /

adjective

noun

Derived Forms

familiarly, adverbfamiliarness, noun

Word Origin for familiar

C14: from Latin familiāris domestic, from familia family
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Idioms and Phrases with familiarly

familiar


see have a familiar ring.

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