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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ti·mate /ˈɪntəˌmet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ti·mate a.
 1. Innermost; inward; internal; deep-seated; hearty. “I knew from intimate impulse.”
 2. Near; close; direct; thorough; complete.
    He was honored with an intimate and immediate admission.   --South.
 3. Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend.
 Syn: -- Familiar; near; friendly; confidential.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ti·mate, n. An intimate friend or associate; a confidant.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ti·mate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intimated p. pr. & vb. n. Intimating.]
 1. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known. [Obs.]
    He, incontinent, did proclaim and intimate open war.   --E. Hall.
 So both conspiring 'gan to intimate
 Each other's grief.   --Spenser.
 2. To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to refer to remotely; to give slight notice of; to hint; as, he intimated his intention of resigning his office.
    The names of simple ideas and substances, with the abstract ideas in the mind, intimate some real existence, from which was derived their original pattern.   --Locke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity;
             "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between
             economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L.
      2: having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere;
         especially through smallness and informality; "had a cozy
         chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail
         lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate" [syn: cozy,
      3: having mutual interests or affections; of established
         friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an
         intimate footing with those she slanders" [syn: familiar]
      4: involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual)
         relations between husband and wife"; "she had been
         intimate with many men" [syn: sexual]
      5: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the
         internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate
         structure of matter" [syn: inner, internal]
      6: thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience;
         "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson;
         "knowledgeaIble about the technique of painting"- Herbert
         Read [syn: intimate with, knowledgeable, knowledgeable
      n : someone to whom private matters are confided [syn: confidant]
      v 1: give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his
           wife" [syn: adumbrate, insinuate]
      2: imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for
         more clarification" [syn: suggest]