Dictionary > Intimate

Intimate

Intimate
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.
Synonym: Familiar, near, friendly, confidential.
Origin: Formerly intime, L. Intimus, a superl. Corresponding to the compar. Interior cf. F. Intime. The form intimate is due to confusion with intimate, v. T. See interior.


You will also like...

"Opabinia regalis"
The Evolutionary Development of Multicellular Organisms

Multicellular organisms evolved. The first ones were likely in the form of sponges. Multicellularity led to the evolutio..

Human perception in action
Human Perception – Neurology

This tutorial investigates perception as two people can interpret the same thing differently. Know more about human perc..

Hormone Production
Hormone Production

Hormones are chemical messengers produced by specialized glands and they were produced by switching on the genes designe..

Energy pyramid
Freshwater Community Energy Relationships – Producers & Consumers

This tutorial looks at the relationship between organisms. It also explores how energy is passed on in the food chain an..

genes controlling growth and development
Control of Growth & Development

Control of Growth & Development tutorials look at how the genetic makeup determines the biological processes on a da..

Digestion and Absorption of Food
Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal system breaks down particles of ingested food into molecular forms by enzymes through digestion and..