Definitions of intimate

  1. give to understand; " I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
  2. very close in friendship or affection; " a bosom buddy"; " an intimate friendship"
  3. someone to whom private matters are confided
  4. having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality; " had a cozy chat"; " a relaxed informal manner"; " an intimate cocktail lounge"; " the small room was cozy and intimate"
  5. innermost or essential; " the inner logic of Cubism"; " the internal contradictions of the theory"; " the intimate structure of matter"
  6. imply as a possibility; " The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
  7. having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; " on familiar terms"; " pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
  8. closely interconnected or interrelated; " the intimate relations... beween economics, politics, and legal principles"- V. L. Parrington
  9. thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; " this girl, so intimate with nature"- W. H. Hudson; " knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
  10. indicating knowledge of personal details that only a close confidant could have; " an intimate biography"; " intimate details of their relationship"
  11. showing profound and detailed knowledge and understanding as from long study; " an intimate knowledge of criminal law"
  12. involved in a sexual relationship; " the intimate ( or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; " she had been intimate with many men"
  13. marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity; " intimate friend"; " intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V. L. Parrington
  14. thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; " this girl, so intimate with nature"- W. H. Hudson; " knowledgeaIble about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
  15. Innermost; inward; internal; deep- seated; hearty.
  16. Near; close; direct; thorough; complete.
  17. Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend.
  18. An intimate friend or associate; a confidant.
  19. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known.
  20. 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.
  21. Close in friendship; well acquainted; familiar; confidential.
  22. To suggest indirectly; make known.
  23. A close friend.
  24. Innermost: internal: close: closely acquainted: familiar.
  25. A familiar friend: an associate.
  27. To hint: to announce.
  28. A familiar associate.
  29. Internal; close; familiar.
  30. Intimacy.
  31. Intimation.
  32. To hint; suggest; point out.
  33. To make known indirectly; hint.
  34. Close; confidential, as friends.
  35. A confidential, as friend.
  36. Inward; internal; near; close; close in friendship or acquaintance.
  37. A familiar friend or associate.
  38. To hint; to suggest obscurely; to announce.
  39. Close in friendship; familiar.
  40. A familiar or confidential friend.
  41. To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to hint or mention briefly; to give a short or slight notice of; to announce.

Usage examples for intimate

  1. That's an idea worthy of an American, I admit; but if I don't do it I'll have to give it up entirely, which, as you intimate, would be too bad. – The Pursuit of the House-Boat by John Kendrick Bangs
  2. I spent an hour with her; we are not intimate friends, like young girls, we are mere acquaintances. – Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood) by Marie Bashkirtseff
  3. I have not been very intimate with those. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  4. True virtue, indeed, appears more glorious the more it is seen, and a really good man's life is never so much admired by the outside world as by his own intimate friends. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  5. He is one of my most intimate friends. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  6. It was easy to imagine that Cut Finger was the guilty one, and yet to think of him was to think of his son's intimate friend. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  7. The fact is, that Cruikshank, though on intimate terms with many of the Staff, would never allow himself to be persuaded to draw for its pages. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  8. We soon became intimate. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. It was after this that Harcourt and Miss Baker became so intimate. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  10. Are there any but intimate family friends here this evening? – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)
  11. There she is; and I ask you, would my brother Rowsley let his wife be intimate with her? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. He had been my father's most intimate friend. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  13. An intimate personal book. – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  14. They were, of course, intimate with each other. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  15. They felt themselves in close and intimate touch with him. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  16. He called upon her most intimate friends- they didn't know she was absent. – Divers Women by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  17. You have no intimate friends, but you go sometimes into society. – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. Had she not felt this even from the very beginning of their intimate acquaintance? – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  19. Silverbridge and I have been very intimate. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  20. " " I am not on intimate terms with him," said James. – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger