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intimate (adj.)

1630年代, “密切相识, 非常熟悉”, 也有“最里面的, 内在的”, 来自拉丁语晚期 intimatus, intimare 的过去分词“使人知道, 宣布, 留下印象”, 来自拉丁语 intimus “最里面的, 最里面的, 最深的” (adj.), 也用于形象地表示情意, 感情, 作为名词, “亲密的朋友”; in “在” 的上位词(来自PIE词根 *en “在” ). Intimate (adj.) 从1904年开始委婉地用于指女性内衣. 相关链接: Intimately.

intimate (v.)

1530年代, “正式地使人知道;” 1580年代, “间接地暗示”, 从 intimation (这可以解释发音) 或从晚期拉丁文 intimatus, 过去分词 intimare “使人知道” 回形. 古法语动词是 intimer. 相关: Intimated; intimating.

intimate (n.)

16世纪50年代, “熟悉的朋友, 与之亲近的人”, 来自 intimate (adj.). 有时17世纪-19世纪以假西班牙语形式 intimado. 拉丁文 intimus 有类似的名词意义. Intimates 作为“女性内衣” 的商业委婉语, 出自1988年.

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Definitions of intimate from WordNet
1
intimate (adj.)
marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington;
intimate friend
intimate (adj.)
concerning things deeply private and personal;
intimate correspondence
Synonyms: private
intimate (adj.)
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere;
the small room was cozy and intimate
an intimate cocktail lounge
Synonyms: cozy / informal
intimate (adj.)
having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship;
pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders
Synonyms: familiar
intimate (adj.)
used euphemistically to refer to the genitals;
he touched her intimate parts
intimate (adj.)
involved in a sexual relationship;
the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife
she had been intimate with many men
Synonyms: sexual
intimate (adj.)
innermost or essential;
the intimate structure of matter
Synonyms: inner / internal
intimate (adj.)
thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read;
Synonyms: knowledgeable / versed
2
intimate (v.)
give to understand;
Synonyms: adumbrate / insinuate
intimate (v.)
imply as a possibility;
Synonyms: suggest
3
intimate (n.)
someone to whom private matters are confided;
Synonyms: confidant
From wordnet.princeton.edu