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Definition of "intimate" []

  • Marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity. (adjective)
  • Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature: intimate prayers. (adjective)
  • Essential; innermost: the intimate structure of matter. (adjective)
  • Marked by informality and privacy: an intimate nightclub. (adjective)
  • Very personal; private: an intimate letter. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intimate" in a sentence
  • "It's an *intimate* story, not an epic story--so it should be set in an intimate landscape, not a New Zealand-style Middle Earth landscape."
  • "And yet, the very fact that these bloggers have a community with which to share the bad things is a measure of the reality that the meaning of the word intimate has been redefined."
  • "And yet you seem to support the enablement of racist acts when the exercise of what you characterize as intimate or expressive rights constitutes a racist act."