[n] someone to whom private matters are confided
[adj] very close in friendship or affection; "a bosom buddy"; "an intimate friendship"
[adj] having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
[adj] closely interconnected or interrelated; "the intimate relations...beween economics, politics, and legal principles"- V.L.Parrington
[adj] thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
[adj] 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"
[adj] innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
[adj] indicating knowledge of personal details that only a close confidant could have; "an intimate biography"; "intimate details of their relationship"
[adj] showing profound and detailed knowledge and understanding as from long study; "an intimate knowledge of criminal law"
[adj] involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"
[v] give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
[v] imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
adumbrate, bosom(a), close, confidant, connected, cozy, experienced, familiar, friendly, informal, inner, insinuate, internal, intimate with(p), intrinsic, intrinsical, knowledgeable, knowledgeable about(p), personal, profound, sexual, sexy