English adjective: intimate
|1.||intimate marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity|
Intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles.
|2.||intimate having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere|
|Samples||Had a cozy chat.|
A relaxed informal manner.
An intimate cocktail lounge.
The small room was cozy and intimate.
|3.||intimate having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship|
|Samples||On familiar terms.|
Pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders.
|4.||intimate involved in a sexual relationship|
|Samples||The intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife.|
She had been intimate with many men.
He touched her intimate parts.
|5.||intimate innermost or essential|
|Samples||The inner logic of Cubism.|
The internal contradictions of the theory.
The intimate structure of matter.
|6.||intimate thoroughly acquainted through study or experience|
|Samples||This girl, so intimate with nature.|
Knowledgeable about the technique of painting.
English noun: intimate
|1.||intimate (person) someone to whom private matters are confided|
|Narrower (hyponym)||confidante, repository, secretary|
English verb: intimate
|1.||intimate (communication) give to understand|
|Samples||I insinuated that I did not like his wife.|
|Examples||They intimate that there was a traffic accident|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s that CLAUSE|
|Broader (hypernym)||hint, suggest|
|2.||intimate (communication) imply as a possibility|
|Samples||The evidence suggests a need for more clarification.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||make out|