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Dictionary definition for: Intimate

1. (n) someone to whom private matters are confided

2. (v) give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

3. (s) marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend" "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington

4. (v) imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

5. (s) 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"

6. (s) having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms" "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"

7. (s) involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife" "she had been intimate with many men"

8. (s) innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism" "the internal contradictions of the theory" "the intimate structure of matter"

9. (s) thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeaIble about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read

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