Complete Definition of "intimate"

English

Etymology
L. intimare, to impress, to make familiar

Pronunciation
Adjective and noun:
*Ä­n'tÄ­mÉt, /ËɪntɪmÉt/, /<tt>"IntIm?@t</tt>/
*audio|en-us-intimate-noun-adj.ogg|Audio (US)
Verb:
*Ä­n'tÄ­mÄt, /Ëɪntɪmeɪt/, /<tt>"IntImeIt?</tt>/
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. Closely acquainted; familiar.

#:''He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn't have much else to live for.

  1. Of or involved in a sexual relationship.

#:She enjoyed some intimate time alone with her husband.

  1. Personal, private.

#:an intimate friend
#:an intimate setting

Translations

trans-top|closely acquainted; familiar
Czech: důvÄrný m
Finnish: tuttu
trans-mid
Swedish: intim
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trans-top|of or involved in a sexual relationship
Finnish: intiimi
trans-mid
Swedish: intim
trans-bottom

trans-top|personal, private
Finnish: henkilökohtainen
trans-mid
Swedish: intim
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A very close friend.

#:Only a couple of intimates had ever read his writing.

  1. (in plural intimates) Women's underwear, sleepwear, or lingerie, especially offered for sale in a store.

#:You'll find bras and panties in the women's intimates section upstairs.

Translations
trans-top|very close friend
Finnish: läheinen ystävä
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trans-top|intimates: women's underwear, sleepwear or lingerie
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Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb|intimat|ing

  1. To suggest or disclose discreetly.

#:He intimated that we should leave before the argument escalated.

Translations
trans-top|To suggest or disclose discreetly
Finnish: antaa ymmärtää
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