What does intrigue mean?

Definitions for intrigueɪnˈtrig; ˈɪn trig

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intrigue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrigue, machination(noun)

    a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

  2. intrigue(verb)

    a clandestine love affair

  3. intrigue, fascinate(verb)

    cause to be interested or curious

  4. scheme, intrigue, connive(verb)

    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner


  1. intrigue(Noun)

    A complicated or clandestine plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.

  2. intrigue(Noun)

    The plot of a play, poem or romance; the series of complications in which a writer involves his imaginary characters.

  3. intrigue(Noun)

    Clandestine intercourse between persons; illicit intimacy; a liaison.

  4. intrigue(Verb)

    To conceive or carry out a secret plan intended to harm; to form a plot or scheme.

  5. intrigue(Verb)

    To arouse the interest of; to fascinate.

  6. intrigue(Verb)

    To have clandestine or illicit intercourse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intrigue(verb)

    to form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a purpose by secret artifice

  2. Intrigue(verb)

    to carry on a secret and illicit love or amour

  3. Intrigue(verb)

    to fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to embarrass

  4. Intrigue(verb)

    intricacy; complication

  5. Intrigue(verb)

    a complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem

  6. Intrigue(verb)

    the plot or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events

  7. Intrigue(verb)

    a secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison

  8. Origin: [F. intriguer, OF. intriquer, entriquer; cf. It. intrigare. See Intricate, Extricate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intrigue

    in-trēg′, n. a complex plot: a private or party scheme: the plot of a play or romance: secret illicit love.—v.i. to form a plot or scheme: to carry on illicit love:—pr.p. intrigu′ing; pa.p. intrigued′.ns. In′trigant, Intrig′uer, one who intrigues, or pursues an object by secret artifices. [Fr. intriguerintricāre. See Intricate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrigue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrigue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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