HyperDic: intimate

English > 11 senses of the word intimate:
ADJECTIVEallintimatemarked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity
allintimate, privateconcerning things deeply private and personal
allintimate, cozy, informalhaving or fostering a warm / warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
allintimate, familiarhaving mutual interests or affections
allintimateused euphemistically to refer to the genitals
allintimate, sexualinvolved in a sexual relationship
allintimate, inner, internalinnermost / innermost or essential
allintimate, knowledgeable, versedthoroughly acquainted through study or experience
VERBcommunicationintimate, adumbrate, insinuategive to understand
communicationintimate, suggestimply as a possibility
NOUNperson intimate, confidantsomeone to whom private matters are confided
intimate > pronunciation
Soundsih'nahmaht; ih'ntahmaht; ih'ntahmey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > intimate: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity.
Examples
  • "intimate friend"
  • "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles"- V.L. Parrington
BroadercloseClose in relevance or relationship
Spanishíntimo
Catalaníntim
Adverbsintimatelywith great or especially intimate knowledge
English > intimate: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConcerning things deeply private and personal.
Synonymprivate
BroaderpersonalConcerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
English > intimate: 11 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving or fostering a warm / warm or friendly and informal atmosphere.
Examples
  • "an intimate cocktail lounge"
  • "the small room was cozy and intimate"
Synonymscozy, informal
Broaderfriendlycharacteristic of or befitting a friend
English > intimate: 11 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving mutual interests or affections; of established friendship.
Example "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
Synonymfamiliar
BroadercloseClose in relevance or relationship
Spanishíntimo
Catalanfamiliar, íntim
English > intimate: 11 senses > adjective 5
MeaningUsed euphemistically to refer to the genitals.
Example"he touched her intimate parts"
Broadersexualhaving or involving sex
English > intimate: 11 senses > adjective 6
MeaningInvolved in a sexual relationship.
Examples
  • "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"
  • "she had been intimate with many men"
  • "he touched her intimate parts"
Synonymsexual
Broadersexymarked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
Catalansexual
English > intimate: 11 senses > adjective 7
Meaninginnermost / innermost or essential.
Example "the intimate structure of matter"
Synonymsinner, internal
Broaderintrinsic, intrinsicalbelonging to a thing by its very nature
Spanishinterior, interno
Catalaninterior, intern
English > intimate: 11 senses > adjective 8
MeaningThoroughly acquainted through study or experience.
Example"this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson
Synonymsknowledgeable, versed
Broaderexperienced, experientHaving experience
Spanishversado
English > intimate: 11 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone to whom private matters are confided.
Synonymconfidant
NarrowerconfidanteA female confidant
repository, secretaryA person to whom a secret is entrusted
BroaderfriendA person you know well and regard with affection and trust
Spanishálter ego, confidente, íntimo
Catalanalter-ego, confident, íntim
English > intimate: 11 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive to understand.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey intimate that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsadumbrate, insinuate
Broaderhint, suggestDrop a hint
Spanishdar a entender, insinuar, sugerir
Catalanfer entendre, insinuar
Nounsintimationa slight suggestion or vague understanding
English > intimate: 11 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningImply as a possibility.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsuggest
Narrowermake outImply or suggest
BroaderimplySuggest as a logically necessary consequence
Spanishinsinuar, sugerir
Catalaninsinuar, suggerir
Nounsintimationa slight suggestion or vague understanding
intimationan indirect suggestion

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