Closely acquainted; familiar.
“an intimate friend”
“He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn’t have much else to live for.”
Of or involved in a sexual relationship.
“She enjoyed some intimate time alone with her husband.”
“an intimate setting”
Pertaining to details that require great familiarity to know.
A very close friend.
“Only a couple of intimates had ever read his writing.”
(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.”
To suggest or disclose (something) discreetly.
“He intimated that we should leave before the argument escalated.”
The act of intimating
the thing intimated.
A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference
closely acquainted; familiar
“they are on intimate terms”
(of a place or setting) having a cosy and private or relaxed atmosphere
“an intimate little Italian restaurant”
involving very close connection
“their intimate involvement with their community”
(of knowledge) detailed or thorough
“an intimate knowledge of the software”
private and personal
“intimate details of his sexual encounters”
having a sexual relationship
“they plan to wait before becoming intimate with one another”
a very close friend
“his circle of intimates”
state or make known
“Mr Hutchison has intimated his decision to retire”
imply or hint
“he had already intimated that he might not be able to continue”
an indication or hint
“the first intimations of trouble”
“no one gave any intimation that there had been any problems”
the action of making something known, especially in an indirect way
“it took ten years from the intimation of a claim to the assessment of damages”