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familiar 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/fəˈmilyər/,
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Well known from long or close association,
  1. Well known from long or close association
    • - their faces will be familiar to many of you
    • - a familiar voice
  2. Often encountered or experienced; common
    • - the situation was all too familiar
  3. Having a good knowledge of
    • - ensure that you are familiar with the heating controls
  4. In close friendship; intimate
    • - she had not realized they were on such familiar terms
  5. Informal to an inappropriate degree

Noun
  1. A demon supposedly attending and obeying a witch, often said to assume the form of an animal

  2. (in the Roman Catholic Church) A person rendering certain services in a pope's or bishop's household

  3. A close friend or associate


  1. well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
  2. a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
  3. companion: a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
  4. 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"
  5. a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
  6. conversant(p): (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"
  7. In European folklore and folk-belief of the Mediaeval and Early Modern periods, familiar spirits, sometimes referred to simply as familiars, were supernatural entities that were believed to assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic. ...
  8. The Familiar is the forty-first book in the Animorphs series, written by K.A. Applegate. It is known to have been ghostwritten by Ellen Geroux. It is narrated by Jake.
  9. The Familiar is a horror/comedy short film starring Torrance Coombs, Paul Hubbard and Rachel Sehl. It centers around a naive vampire fan who becomes the personal assistant to a belligerent vampire. ...
  10. A member of one's family or household; A close friend; An attendant spirit often in animal form; Known to one; Acquainted; Intimate or friendly; Inappropriately intimate or friendly; Of or pertaining to a family; familial
  11. (FAMILIARS) Either a Witch's pet animal which has been trained to be a magickal helper, or an artificially created elemental which performs the same functions as the animal friend.
  12. (Familiars) Animals supposedly used by Gothic Witches and others to help them with their magic; often believed to be incarnated spirits or the messengers of noncarnate ones.
  13. (Familiars) Cherubim/Servo-skull/Psyber-eagle: By far the strangest of henchmen, familiars boost the psychic prowess of Inquisitors and allow him greater initiative. (N.B. ...
  14. In Spanish, the adjective is more closely connected with the meaning of "family" than in English. Often a better word to use for something you're familiar with is conocido ("known") or común ("common").
  15. a witch's evil spirit who acts as a servant
  16. In English witchcraft, spirits in the service of witches or magicians. Usually visible as, for example, a cat or dog.
  17. A cat-shifter who has nine lives. Does not remember one life to the next. Born in human form.
  18. a spirit often embodied in an animal and held to attend and serve or guard a person.^1
  19. An animal that is an intelligent close companion to a character.
  20. Any non-incarnate entity with which a practitioner routinely associates and works with. Shortened from familiar spirit.
  21. A pagan animal companion. Either a pet or spirit-animal from the Astral Plane that can aid in magickal and spiritual work.
  22. An animal (usually) with which you have a deep emotional bond - they are a sort of spiritual supporter. Generally, these take the form of pets.
  23. An animal, usually a cat, with whom a witch establishes a special  psychic/magical relationship. Familiars offer help, companionship,  protection, and usually unconditional love as well.
  24. In medieval witchcraft, a spirit or demon, usually in the form of an animal, that accompanied the witch or warlock and provided magical powers.
  25. A familiar is an animal which connects with and communicates with a witch for magickal purposes. It can be a pet or a creature that exists on the astral, rather than the physical plane.