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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  Innermost;  inward;  internal;  deep-seated;  hearty.  ``I  knew 
  from  intimate  impulse.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Near  close  direct;  thorough;  complete. 
 
  He  was  honored  with  an  intimate  and  immediate 
  admission.  --South. 
 
  3.  Close  in  friendship  or  acquaintance;  familiar; 
  confidential;  as  an  intimate  friend. 
 
  Syn:  Familiar;  near  friendly;  confidential. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intimate  \In"ti*mate\,  n. 
  An  intimate  friend  or  associate;  a  confidant.  --Gov.  of  the 
  Tongue. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  1.  To  announce;  to  declare;  to  publish;  to  communicate;  to 
  make  known  [Obs.] 
 
  He  incontinent,  did  proclaim  and  intimate  open  war. 
  --E.  Hall. 
 
  So  both  conspiring  'gan  to  intimate  Each  other's 
  grief.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  The  names  of  simple  ideas  and  substances,  with  the 
  abstract  ideas  in  the  mind,  intimate  some  real 
  existence,  from  which  was  derived  their  original 
  pattern.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intimate 
  adj  1:  very  close  in  friendship  or  affection;  "a  bosom  buddy";  "an 
  intimate  friendship"  [syn:  {bosom(a)}] 
  2:  showing  profound  and  detailed  knowledge  and  understanding  as 
  from  long  study;  "an  intimate  knowledge  of  criminal  law" 
  3:  indicating  knowledge  of  personal  details  that  only  a  close 
  confidant  could  have  "an  intimate  biography";  "intimate 
  details  of  their  relationship" 
  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"  [syn:  {cozy}, 
  {informal}] 
  5:  having  mutual  interests  or  affections;  of  established 
  friendship;  "on  familiar  terms";  "pretending  she  is  on  an 
  intimate  footing  with  those  she  slanders"  [syn:  {familiar}] 
  6:  involved  in  a  sexual  relationship;  "the  intimate  (or  sexual) 
  relations  between  husband  and  wife";  "she  had  been 
  intimate  with  many  men"  [syn:  {sexual}] 
  7:  innermost  or  essential;  "the  inner  logic  of  Cubism";  "the 
  internal  contradictions  of  the  theory";  "the  intimate 
  structure  of  matter"  [syn:  {inner},  {internal}] 
  8:  thoroughly  acquainted  with  through  study  or  experience; 
  "this  girl,  so  intimate  with  nature"-W.H.Hudson; 
  "knowledgeable  about  the  technique  of  painting"-  Herbert 
  Read  [syn:  {intimate  with(p)},  {knowledgeable},  {knowledgeable 
  about(p)}] 
  9:  closely  interconnected  or  interrelated;  "the  intimate 
  relations...beween  economics,  politics,  and  legal 
  principles"-  V.L.Parrington 
  n  :  someone  to  whom  private  matters  are  confided  [syn:  {confidant}] 
  v  1:  give  to  understand  [syn:  {adumbrate},  {insinuate}] 
  2:  imply  as  a  possibility;  "The  evidence  suggests  a  need  for 
  more  clarification"  [syn:  {suggest}] 




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