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, informaladjective
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, intimateadjective
innermost or essential
"the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
intimate, knowledgeable, versedverb
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, insinuateverb
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.
Etymology: From intimare, from intimus, superlative of intus, from in; see interior.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: intimado, Spanish; intimus, Lat.
They knew not
That what I mention'd was of God, I knew
From intimate impulse, and therefore urged on
The marriage. John Milton, Agonist. l. 221.
Fear being so intimate to our natures, it is the strongest bond of laws. John Tillotson, Sermons.
Moses was with him in the retirements of the mount, received there his private instructions; and when the multitude were thundered away from any approach, he was honoured with an intimate and immediate admission. Robert South, Sermons.
United by this sympathetick bond,
You grow familiar, intimate, and fond. Wentworth Dillon.
A familiar friend; one who is trusted with our thoughts.
Etymology: intimado, Spanish; intime, French; intimus, Latin.
The design was to entertain his reason with a more equal converse, assign him an intimate whose intellect as much corresponded with his as did the outward form. Gov. Tongue.
To hint; to point out indirectly, or not very plainly.
Etymology: intimer, French; intimare, low Latin.
Alexander Van Suchten tells us, that by a way he intimates, may be made a mercury of copper, not of the silver colour of other mercuries, but green. Boyle.
The names of simple ideas and substances, with the abstract ideas in the mind, intimate some real existence, from which was derived their original patern. John Locke.
'Tis the divinity that stirs within us;
'Tis heav'n itself that points out an hereafter,
And intimates eternity to man. Joseph Addison, Cato.
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
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
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.]
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
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
We know that he couldn't contain his behavior, even in a public place like a restaurant, when we shortly thereafter find her strangled to death, it does suggest a kind of intimate type of homicide, domestic abuse, type of homicide between a couple -- and therefore certainly makes Brian Laundrie the main suspect.
It just seemed like, OK, well, here’s somebody who had an intimate relationship with somebody he shouldn’t have had an intimate relationship with. And I always said, ‘Well, who hasn’t?’ to myself. But then, when I was able to see from the epicenter, the ripples, I thought, yeah, they could have fired me. But they didn’t. So I owe them that.
The atmosphere is much more intimate on a court like that today. The atmosphere was brilliant.
Workout should be a celebration not a punishment. It's not about a 6 pack body building, it's about refining and physical culturing. It's not about slimming it's about purifying and evolving. It's romancing your own being getting intimate with yourself, so get intimate with yourself and MickeyMize your life." Spread this message to have refined and more evolved humans.
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then
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- íntimCatalan, Valencian
- vertraut, intim, innigGerman
- intima, intimiEsperanto
- lähedane sõber, intiimne, lähedane, isiklikEstonian
- ymmärtää, tuttu, intiimi, läheinen ystävä, antaa, henkilökohtainenFinnish
- intim, bizalmasHungarian
- stretto, intimo, amico per la pelle, biancheria intima, personale, proprio, privatoItalian
- tuvs, personisks, intīmsLatvian
- privat, intim, fortrolig, personligNorwegian
- suggereren, innig, laten doorschemerenDutch
- sugerować, intymny, osobisty, zasugerować, bliskiPolish
- pessoal, íntimoPortuguese
- близкий, личный, интимныйRussian
- antyda, intimSwedish
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