from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
- n. A character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person in whom one can confide or share one's secrets: a friend
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person intrusted with the confidence of another; one to whom secrets are confided; a confidential friend.
- n. A part of a woman's coiffure usual in the seventeenth century; a small curl worn near the ear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone to whom private matters are confided
French confident, from Italian confidente, from Latin cōnfīdēns, cōnfīdent-, present participle of cōnfīdere, to rely on; see confide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)