someone to whom private matters are confided
marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity
"intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington
cozy, intimate, informal(adj)
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
"had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
"on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
involved in a sexual relationship
"the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"; "he touched her intimate parts"
inner, internal, intimate(adj)
innermost or essential
"the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
intimate, knowledgeable, versed(verb)
thoroughly acquainted through study or experience
"this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
intimate, adumbrate, insinuate(verb)
give to understand
"I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
imply as a possibility
"The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
A very close friend.
Only a couple of intimates had ever read his writing.
(in plural intimates) Women's underwear, sleepwear, or lingerie, especially offered for sale in a store.
You'll find bras and panties in the women's intimates section upstairs.
To suggest or disclose discreetly.
He intimated that we should leave before the argument escalated.
Closely acquainted; familiar.
He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn't have much else to live for.
Of or involved in a sexual relationship.
She enjoyed some intimate time alone with her husband.
Origin: From intimare, from intimus, superlative of intus, from in; see interior.
innermost; inward; internal; deep-seated; hearty
near; close; direct; thorough; complete
close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend
an intimate friend or associate; a confidant
to announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known
to suggest obscurely or indirectly; to refer to remotely; to give slight notice of; to hint; as, he intimated his intention of resigning his office
Origin: [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See Intimate, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′ti-māt, adj. innermost: internal: close: closely acquainted: familiar.—n. a familiar friend: an associate.—v.t. to hint: to announce.—n. In′timacy, state of being intimate: close familiarity.—adv. In′timately.—n. Intimā′tion, obscure notice: hint: announcement. [L. intimāre, ātum—intimus, innermost—intus, within.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'intimate' in Adjectives Frequency: #988
The numerical value of intimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of intimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
I’ve heard of horror stories of people ending intimate encounters because their pets are freaking out in the room.
No stranger can get a great many notes of torture out of a human soul it takes one that knows it well -- parent, child, brother, sister, intimate.
Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.
I simply wanted to capture street harassment in a very intimate, close-up way in the real world and have people talk about it, i just wanted to lay it all bare.
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- íntimCatalan, Valencian
- vertraut, innig, intimGerman
- intima, intimiEsperanto
- isiklik, lähedane sõber, intiimne, lähedaneEstonian
- läheinen ystävä, henkilökohtainen, antaa, intiimi, tuttu, ymmärtääFinnish
- bizalmas, intimHungarian
- biancheria intima, personale, proprio, privato, amico per la pelle, intimo, strettoItalian
- tuvs, intīms, personisksLatvian
- privat, intim, fortrolig, personligNorwegian
- innig, suggereren, laten doorschemerenDutch
- bliski, zasugerować, osobisty, intymny, sugerowaćPolish
- íntimo, pessoalPortuguese
- личный, интимный, близкийRussian
- antyda, intimSwedish
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