from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Considerable acquaintance with.
- n. Established friendship; intimacy.
- n. An excessively familiar or informal act; an impropriety.
- n. A sexual advance.
- n. The quality or condition of being familiar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being extremely friendly; intimacy.
- n. Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence.
- n. An instance of familiar behaviour.
- n. Close or habitual acquaintance with someone or something; understanding or recognition acquired from experience.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy.
- n. Anything said or done by one person to another unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl., such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not warrant; liberties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being familiar, in any sense of that word; intimate knowledge; close or habitual acquaintance; free or unrestrained intercourse: followed by with before an object.
- n. An unusual liberty in act or speech from one person toward another; a freedom of conduct justified only by the most intimate relations, or exercised without warrant; an act of personal license, in either a good or a bad sense: most frequently in the plural: as, the familiarities of intimate friendship; his familiarities were repulsive.
- n. In astrol., any kind of aspect or reception.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. close or warm friendship
- n. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
- n. a casual manner
- n. an act of undue intimacy
- n. usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
From Middle French familiarité, from Latin familiāritātem. (Wiktionary)