IN'TIMATE,adjective [Latin intimus, superlative of intus, or interus, within.]
1. Inmost; inward; internal; as intimate impulse.
2. Near; close.
He was honored with an intimate and immediate admission.
3. Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; as an intimate friend; intimate acquaintance.
IN'TIMATE, noun A familiar friend or associate; one to whom the thoughts of another are entrusted without reserve.
IN'TIMATE, verb intransitive To share together. [Not in use.]
IN'TIMATE, verb transitive [Low Latin intimo, to intimate to register, to love entirely, to make one intimate to enter, from intimus.]
To hint; to suggest obscurely, indirectly or not very plainly; to give slight notice of. He intimated his intention of resigning his office.
'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter,
And intimates eternity to man.