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/ˈɪn tə mɪt/
associated in close personal relations:
an intimate friend.
characterized by or involving warm friendship or a personally close or familiar association or feeling:
an intimate greeting.
very private; closely personal:
one's intimate affairs.
characterized by or suggesting privacy or
; warmly cozy:
an intimate little café.
(of an association, knowledge, understanding, etc.) arising from close personal connection or familiar experience.
engaged in or characterized by sexual relations.
(of clothing) worn next to the skin, under street or outer garments:
a more intimate analysis.
showing a close union or combination of particles or elements:
an intimate mixture.
inmost; deep within.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the inmost or essential nature; intrinsic:
the intimate structure of an organism.
of, pertaining to, or existing in the inmost depths of the mind:
an intimate friend or associate, especially a confidant.
) a close friend (noun use of the adj.; see
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These abrupt changes are
linked to switches in ocean circulation, experts say.
The annual trek is also
tied to the lunar schedule.
knowledgeable about any activity, sport, or environment you want to photograph.
Colored gemstones have always been
linked to nature.
The process has allowed me to become much more
aware of the relationship among teaching, research, and service.
But it's an excellent summary, for those who may not be
familiar with the tools.
Music was an experience,
married to your life.
Auditors say it helps to know their clients' business
For humans to be
involved in many interconnected processes at a planetary scale carries huge risks.
These things arise not by way of context, but directly and
from the lives of his protagonists.
British Dictionary definitions for
characterized by a close or warm personal relationship
an intimate friend
deeply personal, private, or secret
having sexual relations (with)
having a deep or unusual knowledge (of)
(of knowledge) deep; extensive
having a friendly, warm, or informal atmosphere
an intimate nightclub
of or relating to the essential part or nature of something; intrinsic
denoting the informal second person of verbs and pronouns in French and other languages
a close friend
C17: from Latin
very close friend, from (adj): innermost, deepest, from
transitive; may take a clause as object
to hint; suggest
to proclaim; make known
C16: from Late Latin
to proclaim, from Latin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for
1630s, "closely acquainted, very familiar," from L.L.
"make known, announce, impress," from L.
"inmost" (adj.), "close friend" (n.), superl. of
"in." Used euphemistically of women's underwear from 1904.
1530s, back formation from
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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