Definition of 'familiar'

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Back on familiar territory to face his old club and the team he regards as the best in the world. The Sun (2016)The military bootcamp is now such a familiar subject of documentaries and films that it has become its own entertainment genre. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But there were no familiar faces. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She's a familiar face rather than a famous name. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was the kind of writing that makes you pause and look again at something so familiar that you had ceased to notice it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is familiar territory for Sewell. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A source familiar with the thinking said:'People say we have not got any cards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today it is one of the most familiar sights in the countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One or two familiar figures may have retired. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This most familiar person turns to see him now and is overwhelmed. Christianity Today (2000)Why did that pretty face seem so familiar? Times, Sunday Times (2009) Sources familiar with the talks stressed that no deal had yet been agreed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Those who are already familiar with fasting know what they can expect of themselves. Lutzner, Dr Helmut Successful Fasting -the easy way to cleanse your body of its poisons (1990)Yet veteran fans may detect something distinctly familiar about much of the new show. Times, Sunday Times (2016)WE'RE all familiar with different ways of addressing people around the country. The Sun (2012)This decisive approach is familiar to close friends. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The path was familiar to him now. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThey are familiar and friendly and therefore difficult to refuse! Pearce, John (Dr.) Good Habits, Bad Habits (1994)One person familiar with the situation compared it to a run on a bank. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are lots of familiar faces from comedy at the festival. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was something about the uniform that felt so reassuringly familiar. Iain Gale Man of Honour (2007)The fixed grin had given way to that familiar look of resignation. The Sun (2008)Connections that are a surprise on the first bite and familiar best friends on the second. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The footage accompanying it uses a now familiar slogan. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet this lie-in king sticks to familiar territory. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What makes the film such compelling drama is how familiar the landscape is almost 25 years on. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As he stepped into the lights, the familiar giant figure looked stricken. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thankfully, there are some friendly and familiar faces too. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you have bought a new car recently, you may already be familiar with lane assist and parking cameras. The Sun (2015)A source familiar with the matter said that the employee had posted details of the 900 on a website used to trade stolen financial data. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'familiar'

British English: familiar /fəˈmɪlɪə/ ADJECTIVE
If someone or something is familiar to you, you recognize them or know them well.
Her name sounds familiar to me.
  • American English: familiar
  • Arabic: مَأْلُوف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: familiar
  • Chinese: 熟悉的
  • Croatian: poznat
  • Czech: známý
  • Danish: bekendt
  • Dutch: bekend vertrouwd met
  • European Spanish: familiar
  • Finnish: tuttu
  • French: familier
  • German: bekannt
  • Greek: οικείος
  • Italian: familiare
  • Japanese: よく知られている
  • Korean: 잘 알려져 있는
  • Norwegian: fortrolig
  • Polish: znajomy
  • European Portuguese: familiar
  • Romanian: cunoscut
  • Russian: знакомый
  • Spanish: familiar
  • Swedish: förtrolig
  • Thai: คุ้นเคย
  • Turkish: bildik
  • Ukrainian: знайомий
  • Vietnamese: quen thuộc


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