intimate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in'tu-mit), [key]
- associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend.
- characterized by or involving warm friendship or a personally close or familiar association or feeling: an intimate greeting.
- very private; closely personal: one's intimate affairs.
- characterized by or suggesting privacy or intimacy; warmly cozy: an intimate little café.
- (of an association, knowledge, understanding, etc.) arising from close personal connection or familiar experience.
- engaged in or characterized by sexual relations.
- (of clothing) worn next to the skin, under street or outer garments: intimate apparel.
- detailed; deep: a more intimate analysis.
- showing a close union or combination of particles or elements: an intimate mixture.
- inmost; deep within.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the inmost or essential nature; intrinsic: the intimate structure of an organism.
- of, pertaining to, or existing in the inmost depths of the mind: intimate beliefs.
- an intimate friend or associate, esp. a confidant.
Pronunciation: (in'tu-māt"), [key]
— -mat•ed, -mat•ing.
- to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest.
- to make known; announce.
- intimate (Thesaurus)