intimate friend

intimate friend
close companion, dear friend

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  • intimate — [in′tə mət; ] for v. [, in′təmāt΄] adj. [altered (infl. by the v.) < earlier intime < Fr < L intimus, superl. of intus, within: see INTESTINE] 1. pertaining to the inmost character of a thing; fundamental [the intimate structure of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Intimate — In ti*mate, a. [Formerly intime, L. intimus, a superl. corresponding to the compar. interior: cf. F. intime. The form intimate is due to confusion with intimate, v. t. See {Interior}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Innermost; inward; internal; deep seated;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intimate — In ti*mate, n. An intimate friend or associate; a confidant. Gov. of the Tongue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intimate — intimate1 intimately, adv. intimateness, n. /in teuh mit/, adj. 1. associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend. 2. characterized by or involving warm friendship or a personally close or familiar association or feeling: an intimate… …   Universalium

  • intimate — I in•ti•mate [[t]ˈɪn tə mɪt[/t]] adj. 1) associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend[/ex] 2) characterized by or involving warm friendship or a familiar association or feeling: an intimate greeting[/ex] 3) private; closely personal …   From formal English to slang

  • intimate — in|ti|mate1 [ˈıntımıt] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(restaurant/meal/place)¦ 2¦(friends)¦ 3 intimate knowledge of something 4¦(private)¦ 5¦(sex)¦ 6 intimate link/connection etc ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: intime intimate (1600 1700), from Latin intimus;… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • intimate — I 1. adjective 1) an intimate friend of Picasso s Syn: close, bosom, dear, cherished, faithful, devoted, fast, firm, familiar; informal chummy Ant: distant 2) an intimate atmosphere …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • intimate — in|ti|mate1 [ ıntımət ] adjective ▸ 1 very close to someone ▸ 2 private/personal ▸ 3 about places/situations ▸ 4 relating to relationships ▸ 5 closely connected ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) an intimate friend is someone who you know very well and like very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • intimate — I UK [ˈɪntɪmət] / US adjective 1) an intimate friend is someone who you know very well and like very much Only intimate friends were invited to their wedding. 2) relating to very private or personal things The magazine published intimate details… …   English dictionary

  • intimate — I. /ˈɪntəmət / (say intuhmuht) adjective 1. associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend. 2. characterised by or involving personally close or familiar association: an intimate gathering. 3. private; closely personal: one s intimate …  

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