- in|ti|mate1 [ˈıntımıt] adj▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(restaurant/meal/place)¦2¦(friends)¦3 intimate knowledge of something4¦(private)¦5¦(sex)¦6 intimate link/connection etc▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: intime 'intimate' (1600-1700), from Latin intimus; INTIMATE2]1.) ¦(RESTAURANT/MEAL/PLACE)¦private and friendly so that you feel comfortable▪ the intimate atmosphere of a country pub▪ an intimate meal for two▪ The collection has been moved from its intimate setting to the British Museum.2.) ¦(FRIENDS)¦having an extremely close friendship▪ an intimate friend of Picasso's▪ an intimate relationship▪ She's on intimate terms with important people in the government.3.) intimate knowledge of sthvery detailed knowledge of something as a result of careful study or a lot of experience▪ his intimate knowledge of the coal industry4.) ¦(PRIVATE)¦relating to very private or personal matters▪ the publication of intimate details of their affair5.) ¦(SEX)¦ formala)relating to sex▪ The virus can only be transmitted through intimate contact.b) be intimate with sbto have sex with someone6.) intimate link/connection etca very close connection between two things▪ the intimate connection between physical and mental health>intimately adv▪ The two aspects are intimately connected.▪ I am intimately acquainted with the state of my bank account.intimate 2in|ti|mate2 [ˈıntımeıt] v [T] formal[Date: 1500-1600; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of intimare 'to put in, announce', from Latin intimus 'furthest inside', from an unrecorded Latin interus; INTERIOR2]to make people understand what you mean without saying it directlyintimate that▪ He intimated, politely but firmly, that we were not welcome.intimate sth to sb▪ She had already intimated to me her wish to leave.intimate 3in|ti|mate3 [ˈıntımıt] n formala close personal friend
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.