intimate

  • 1 intimate — [in′tə mət; ] for v. [, in′təmāt΄] adj. [altered (infl. by the v.) < earlier intime < Fr < L intimus, superl. of intus, within: see INTESTINE] 1. pertaining to the inmost character of a thing; fundamental [the intimate structure of the… …

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  • 2 Intimate — may refer to:* Intimate examination, a physical examination for medical purposes that includes examination of the breasts, genitalia, or rectum of a patient * Intimate ion pair, the interactions between a cation, anion and surrounding solvent… …

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  • 3 Intimate — In ti*mate, a. [Formerly intime, L. intimus, a superl. corresponding to the compar. interior: cf. F. intime. The form intimate is due to confusion with intimate, v. t. See {Interior}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Innermost; inward; internal; deep seated;… …

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  • 4 Intimate — In ti*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intimated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intimating}.] [L. intimatus, p. p. of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See {Intimate}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To announce; …

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  • 5 intimate — [adj1] friendly, devoted affectionate, bosom, buddy buddy*, cherished, chummy*, close, clubby*, comfy, confidential, cozy, dear, dearest, faithful, fast, fond, loving, mellow, mix, near, nearest, next, nice, regular, roommate, snug, warm; concept …

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  • 6 intimate — Ⅰ. intimate [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) closely acquainted; familiar. 2) private and personal. 3) euphemistic having a sexual relationship. 4) involving very close connection: an intimate involvement. 5) (of knowledge) detailed. 6) …

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  • 7 intimate# — intimate vb *suggest, imply, hint, insinuate Analogous words: indicate, betoken, attest, bespeak: allude, advert, *refer Contrasted words: *express, voice, utter, vent, air: declare, *assert, affirm, aver, avouch, profess: *suppress, repress:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 Intimate — In ti*mate, n. An intimate friend or associate; a confidant. Gov. of the Tongue. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 intimate — I adjective allied, associated with, brotherly, close, closely acquainted, closely associated, confidential, confiding, coniunctus, consociated, faithful, familiar, familiaris, federate, fraternal, friendly, guarded, inmost, innermost, intimus,… …

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  • 10 intimate — in|ti|mate1 [ˈıntımıt] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(restaurant/meal/place)¦ 2¦(friends)¦ 3 intimate knowledge of something 4¦(private)¦ 5¦(sex)¦ 6 intimate link/connection etc ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: intime intimate (1600 1700), from Latin intimus;… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 intimate — intimates, intimating, intimated (The adjective and noun are pronounced [[t]ɪ̱ntɪmət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪ̱ntɪmeɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you have an intimate friendship with someone, you know them very well and like them …

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  • 12 intimate — in|ti|mate1 [ ıntımət ] adjective ▸ 1 very close to someone ▸ 2 private/personal ▸ 3 about places/situations ▸ 4 relating to relationships ▸ 5 closely connected ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) an intimate friend is someone who you know very well and like very… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 intimate — I UK [ˈɪntɪmət] / US adjective 1) an intimate friend is someone who you know very well and like very much Only intimate friends were invited to their wedding. 2) relating to very private or personal things The magazine published intimate details… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 intimate — 01. Ken was fired after it was discovered that he was having an [intimate] relationship with a co worker. 02. She wrote a book describing all the [intimate] details of her love affairs with several famous Hollywood stars. 03. Samantha and her… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 intimate — 1 adjective 1 FRIENDS having an extremely close relationship: intimate friends | be on intimate terms with: She s on intimate terms with important people in the government. 2 PRIVATE connected with very private or personal matters: Valerie always …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 intimate — intimate1 intimately, adv. intimateness, n. /in teuh mit/, adj. 1. associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend. 2. characterized by or involving warm friendship or a personally close or familiar association or feeling: an intimate… …

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  • 17 intimate — I in•ti•mate [[t]ˈɪn tə mɪt[/t]] adj. 1) associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend[/ex] 2) characterized by or involving warm friendship or a familiar association or feeling: an intimate greeting[/ex] 3) private; closely personal …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 intimate — I. /ˈɪntəmət / (say intuhmuht) adjective 1. associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend. 2. characterised by or involving personally close or familiar association: an intimate gathering. 3. private; closely personal: one s intimate …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 intimate — {{11}}intimate (adj.) 1630s, closely acquainted, very familiar, from L.L. intimatus, pp. of intimare make known, announce, impress, from L. intimus inmost (adj.), close friend (n.), superlative of in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)). Used… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 intimate — [ˈɪntɪmət] adj I 1) an intimate friend is someone who you know very well and like very much Syn: close 2) relating to very private or personal things The magazine published intimate details of their affair.[/ex] 3) private and friendly and making …

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