|Origin:||intime 'intimate' (1600-1700), from Latin intimus; INTIMATE2|
private and friendly so that you feel comfortable:
the intimate atmosphere of a country pub
an intimate meal for two
The collection has been moved from its intimate setting to the British Museum.
having an extremely close friendship:
an intimate friend of Picasso's
an intimate relationship
She's on intimate terms with people in government.
very detailed knowledge of something as a result of careful study or a lot of experience:
his intimate knowledge of the coal industry
relating to very private or personal matters:
the publication of intimate details of their affair
relating to sex:
The virus can only be transmitted through intimate contact.
to have sex with someone
a very close connection between two things:
the intimate connection between physical and mental health
The two aspects are intimately connected.
I am intimately acquainted with the state of my bank account.