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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ti•mate*ˈɪn tə mɪt(adj.)

  1. associated in close personal relations:

    an intimate friend.

  2. characterized by or involving warm friendship or a familiar association or feeling:

    an intimate greeting.

  3. private; closely personal:

    one's intimate affairs.

  4. characterized by or suggesting privacy or intimacy; cozy:

    an intimate café.

  5. (of an association, knowledge, understanding, etc.) arising from close personal connection or familiar experience.

  6. engaging in or characterized by sexual relations.

  7. (of apparel) worn next to the skin.

    Category: Clothing

  8. showing a close union or combination of particles or elements:

    an intimate mixture.

  9. inmost; personal:

    intimate secrets.

  10. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the inmost or essential nature:

    the intimate structure of an organism.

  11. (n.)an intimate friend or associate.

* Syn: See familiar.

Origin of intimate:

1600–10; < L intim(us) a close friend (n. use of the adj.)


in•ti•mate*ˈɪn təˌmeɪt(v.t.)-mat•ed, -mat•ing.

  1. to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest.

* Syn: See hint.

Origin of intimate:

1530–40; < LL intimāre to impress (upon)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hint, intimation, breath(noun)

    an indirect suggestion

    "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

  2. inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmer(noun)

    a slight suggestion or vague understanding

    "he had no inkling what was about to happen"


  1. intimation(Noun)

    The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.

  2. intimation(Noun)

    Announcement; declaration.

  3. intimation(Noun)

    A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.

  4. Origin: From intimatio (Compare intimation)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intimation(noun)

    the act of intimating; also, the thing intimated

  2. Intimation(noun)

    announcement; declaration

  3. Intimation(noun)

    a hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design

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