Meaning of intimate

Definition of intimate

(adj) marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington
concerning things deeply private and personal; "intimate correspondence"; "private family matters"
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
used euphemistically to refer to the genitals; "he touched her intimate parts"
involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"
innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
(noun) someone to whom private matters are confided
(verb) give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

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