[fuh-mil-yer] /fəˈmɪl yər/
commonly or generally known or seen:
a familiar sight.
well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant:
to be familiar with a subject.
informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained:
to write in a familiar style.
closely intimate or personal:
a familiar friend; to be on familiar terms.
unduly intimate; too personal; taking liberties; presuming:
The duchess disliked familiar servants.
of or relating to a family or household.
a familiar friend or associate.
Witchcraft and Demonology.
Roman Catholic Church.
excessively friendly, informal, or intimate
too well-known or easily recognized: an overfamiliar action movie
well-known; easily recognized: a familiar figure
frequent or customary: a familiar excuse
(postpositive) foll by with. acquainted
more intimate than is acceptable; presumptuous
an archaic word for familial
Also called familiar spirit. a supernatural spirit often assuming animal form, supposed to attend and aid a witch, wizard, etc
a person, attached to the household of the pope or a bishop, who renders service in return for support
an officer of the Inquisition who arrested accused persons
a friend or frequent companion
mid-14c., “intimate, very friendly, on a family footing,” from Old French famelier, from Latin familiaris “domestic, of a household;” also “familiar, intimate, friendly,” dissimilated from *familialis, from familia (see family). The sense gradually broadened. Of things, from late 15c. The noun meaning “demon, evil spirit that answers one’s call” is from 1580s.
see: have a familiar ring
[fuh-mil-ee-ar-i-tee, -mil-yar-] /fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti, -mɪlˈyær-/ noun, plural familiarities. 1. thorough knowledge or mastery of a thing, subject, etc. 2. the state of being ; friendly relationship; close acquaintance; intimacy. 3. an absence of ceremony and formality; informality. 4. freedom of behavior justified only by the closest relationship; undue intimacy. 5. Often, familiarities. an […]
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[oh-ver-feed] /ˌoʊ vərˈfid/ verb (used with or without object), overfed, overfeeding. 1. to or eat to excess. adj. 1570s, from over- + fed (adj.). v. also over-feed, c.1600, from over- + feed (v.). Related: overfed; overfeeding. overfeed o·ver·feed (ō’vər-fēd’) v. o·ver·fed (-fěd’), o·ver·feed·ing, o·ver·feeds To feed or eat too often or too much.