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.]
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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
Examples of intimate in a Sentence
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
His voice was a intimate as the rustle of sheets.
For us hunting wasn't a sport. It was a way to be intimate with nature
The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.
Whenever you name a landscape, it can be a controversial as well as an intimate act.
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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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