Word Frequency
In Top 1000 words

Other users have misspelling familiar as:

pie chart
  1. familier 9.38%
  2. familar 5.38%
  3. familer 3.43%
  4. familure 2.12%
  5. fimilar 2.12%
  6. familliar 1.39%
  7. fimiliar 1.22%
  8. Other 74.96%

Definitions of familiar


  1. a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
  2. a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
  3. a friend who is frequently in the company of another


  1. having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
  2. (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
  3. well known or easily recognized
  4. within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange

Examples of familiar

  1. Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails.
  2. The affinities between music and poetry have been familiar since antiquity, though they are largely ignored in the current intellectual climate.
  3. The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence.

View all familiar examples

Explore “familiar”
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Linguix pencil
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy