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Intimate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    intimate adj
  1. marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington
  2. 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]
  3. having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders" [syn: familiar]
  4. involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men" [syn: sexual]
  5. innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter" [syn: inner, internal]
  6. thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeaIble about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read [syn: intimate with, knowledgeable, knowledgeable about(p)}] n : someone to whom private matters are confided [syn: confidant] v
  7. give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife" [syn: adumbrate, insinuate]
  8. imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification" [syn: suggest]
Intimate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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; 220 dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Intimate'

  • Intimate: Intimate may refer to: Intimate examination , a physical examination for medical purposes that includes examination of the breasts, ...
  • Intimate relationship: An intimate relationship is a particularly close interpersonal relationship . It can be defined by these characteristics: enduring ...
  • Intimate part: An intimate, personal, or private part is a place on the human body which it is usually customary to keep covered with clothing in public ...
  • Intimate (Toni Pearen album): Intimate is the debut album by Australian actress and singer Toni Pearen . Recorded throughout 1992 to 1993 and released in 1994, the ...
  • Intimate Stranger: Intimate Stranger may refer to one of several things: The social concept of an Intimate stranger The Intimate Stranger, a 1956 movie ...
  • Intimate Relations: Intimate Relations can refer to: Intimate Relations (1937 film), a 1937 British film. Intimate Relations (1953 film), a 1953 British film ...

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* The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

* When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret. - Kahlil Gibran

* One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then. - Henry David Thoreau

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