Intimate meaning

ĭntə-mĭt
Intimate is defined as someone who is very close to you.

An example of intimate is a friend to whom you tell your feelings.

adjective
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An intimate is someone who you trust with private details.

An example of an intimate is your best friend.

noun
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To intimate is defined as to suggest something without being direct.

An example of to intimate is to hint that your friend may be having a baby soon.

verb
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The definition of intimate is private or personal things or feelings.

An example of intimate is the type of feelings written in your diary.

adjective
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A close friend or confidant.
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Having sexual relations.
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An intimate friend or companion.
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Promoting a feeling of privacy, coziness, romance, etc.

An intimate nightclub.

adjective
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Intimate means the cozy or romantic feeling of a space.

An example of intimate is a table for two in the dark corner of a restaurant.

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Characterized by close personal acquaintance or familiarity.

Intimate friends.

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To make known indirectly; hint or imply.
verb
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Of or involved in a sexual relationship.

She enjoyed some intimate time alone with her husband.

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Marked by informality and privacy.

An intimate nightclub.

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Of or involved in a sexual relationship.

Have they been intimate?

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An intimate setting.

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A very close friend.

Only a couple of intimates had ever read his writing.

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Very personal; private.

An intimate letter.

adjective
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Pertaining to the inmost character of a thing; fundamental.

The intimate structure of the atom.

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(archaic) To announce; proclaim.
verb
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Closely acquainted or associated; very familiar.

An intimate friend.

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(archaic) To make known formally; announce.
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An intimate friend.

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

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(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.

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He intimated that we should leave before the argument escalated.

verb
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Most private or personal.

One's intimate feelings.

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Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature.

Intimate prayers.

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Essential; innermost.

The intimate structure of matter.

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Origin of intimate

  • Latin intimāre intimāt- to make known from intimus innermost en in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin intimātus past participle of intimāre to make familiar with intimate2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin intimare (“to put or bring into, to impress, to make familiar”), from intimus (“inmost, innermost, most intimate”), superlative of intus (“within”), from in (“in”); see interior.

    From Wiktionary