What does intimate mean?

Definitions for intimate
ˈɪn təˌmeɪtin·ti·mate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confidant, intimate(adj)

    someone to whom private matters are confided

  2. intimate(adj)

    marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

    "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington

  3. 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"

  4. familiar, intimate(adj)

    having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

    "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"

  5. intimate, sexual(adj)

    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"

  6. inner, internal, intimate(adj)

    innermost or essential

    "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"

  7. 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

  8. intimate, adumbrate, insinuate(verb)

    give to understand

    "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

  9. suggest, intimate(verb)

    imply as a possibility

    "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

Wiktionary

  1. intimate(Noun)

    A very close friend.

    Only a couple of intimates had ever read his writing.

    Etymology: From intimare, from intimus, superlative of intus, from in; see interior.

  2. intimate(Noun)

    (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.

    Etymology: From intimare, from intimus, superlative of intus, from in; see interior.

  3. intimate(Verb)

    To suggest or disclose discreetly.

    He intimated that we should leave before the argument escalated.

    Etymology: From intimare, from intimus, superlative of intus, from in; see interior.

  4. intimate(Adjective)

    Closely acquainted; familiar.

    He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn't have much else to live for.

    Etymology: From intimare, from intimus, superlative of intus, from in; see interior.

  5. intimate(Adjective)

    Of or involved in a sexual relationship.

    She enjoyed some intimate time alone with her husband.

    Etymology: From intimare, from intimus, superlative of intus, from in; see interior.

  6. intimate(Adjective)

    Personal, private.

    Etymology: From intimare, from intimus, superlative of intus, from in; see interior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intimate(adj)

    innermost; inward; internal; deep-seated; hearty

    Etymology: [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See Intimate, a.]

  2. Intimate(adj)

    near; close; direct; thorough; complete

    Etymology: [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See Intimate, a.]

  3. Intimate(adj)

    close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend

    Etymology: [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See Intimate, a.]

  4. Intimate(noun)

    an intimate friend or associate; a confidant

    Etymology: [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See Intimate, a.]

  5. Intimate(adj)

    to announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known

    Etymology: [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See Intimate, a.]

  6. Intimate(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [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

  1. Intimate

    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, ātumintimus, innermostintus, within.]

Editors Contribution

  1. intimate

    Feelings expressed by a couple, people who are married or in a romantic relationship that are a personal way for the couple to express their relationship and commitment to each other.

    Intimate feelings are expressed in a variety of ways and are relative to the age, choices and maturity of the couple.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intimate' in Adjectives Frequency: #988

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of intimate in a Sentence

  1. Claude Monet:

    My only desire is an intimate infusion with nature, and the only fate I wish is to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws.

  2. Vashawnda McLean:

    Someone went through great lengths in this case, we believe, to stage an accidental drowning, it is clear that the person or persons involved had an intimate relationship with Edith Sax, that they knew intricacies concerning the home and her schedule.

  3. Howard Witt:

    The addition of Marc Short, a senior Trump Administration official with intimate knowledge of interactions between White House and Congress, deepens our scholarly inquiries into the workings of the American presidency. And Marc Short presence reinforces our commitment to nonpartisan and bipartisan dialogue among scholars and practitioners of good will who may nevertheless hold strongly opposing personal political viewpoints, moreover, Marc Short can offer insights into the Trump Administration that are not currently available to our scholars or the public at large.

  4. Don Fischer:

    Thats not what I was trying to say, i dont mean to intimate in any way shape or form that hes on his death bed. Thats not the case that I know of. Just that his health has declined.

  5. George Washington:

    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

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