The definition of intimate is private or personal things or feelings.adjective
An example of intimate is the type of feelings written in your diary.
Intimate is defined as someone who is very close to you.adjective
An example of intimate is a friend to whom you tell your feelings.
Intimate means the cozy or romantic feeling of a space.adjective
An example of intimate is a table for two in the dark corner of a restaurant.
An intimate is someone who you trust with private details.noun
An example of an intimate is your best friend.
To intimate is defined as to suggest something without being direct.verb
An example of to intimate is to hint that your friend may be having a baby soon.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- pertaining to the inmost character of a thing; fundamental: the intimate structure of the atom
- most private or personal: his intimate feelings
- closely acquainted or associated; very familiar: an intimate friend
- promoting a feeling of privacy, coziness, romance, etc.: an intimate nightclub
- resulting from careful study or investigation; thorough: an intimate knowledge of French
- very close: intimate acquaintance with the facts
- having illicit sexual relations: a euphemism
Origin: altered (infl. by the v.) < earlier intime < Fr < L intimus, superl. of intus, within: see intestine
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- Marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity.
- Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature: intimate prayers.
- Essential; innermost: the intimate structure of matter.
- Marked by informality and privacy: an intimate nightclub.
- Very personal; private: an intimate letter.
- Of or involved in a sexual relationship.
Origin: Latin intimātus, past participle of intimāre, to make familiar with; see intimate2.
- inˈti·mate·ly adverb
- inˈti·mate·ness noun
transitive verb in·ti·mat·ed, in·ti·mat·ing, in·ti·mates
- To make known subtly and indirectly; hint. See Synonyms at suggest.
- To announce; proclaim.
Origin: Latin intimāre, intimāt-, to make known, from intimus, innermost; see en in Indo-European roots.
- inˈti·matˌer noun
- inˌti·maˈtion noun