1. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
2. Announcement; declaration.
They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever killed a stork, should be banished. --Holland.
3. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.
Without mentioning the king of England, or giving the least intimation that he was sent by him. --Bp. Burnet.
n 1: an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever
touched her" [syn: hint, breath]
2: a slight suggestion or vague understanding; "he had no
inkling what was about to happen" [syn: inkling, glimmering,