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Intimate meaning

intimate - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity; " intimate friend"; " intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V. L. Parrington
  2. 2. thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; " this girl, so intimate with nature"- W. H. Hudson; " knowledgeaIble about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
  3. 3. Innermost; inward; internal; deep- seated; hearty.
  4. 4. Near; close; direct; thorough; complete.
  5. 5. Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend.
  6. 6. An intimate friend or associate; a confidant.
  7. 7. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. A familiar associate.
  10. 10. Internal; close; familiar.
  11. 11. Intimacy.
  12. 12. Intimation.
  13. 13. To hint; suggest; point out.

intimate - examples of usage

  1. I know it so well; and of course you get fond of anything that you are very intimate with, especially if other people don't know much about it. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Of course, as far as that went, we were engaged, and I might have put our relations on a far more intimate and familiar footing than they were now. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. 8008. You have an intimate acquaintance with the people who live about you, and, among others, with the fishermen? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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