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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being intimate.
  • n. An instance of being intimate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. feeling or atmosphere of closeness and openness towards someone else, not necessarily involving sexuality

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being intimate; close union or conjunction.
  • n. Close familiarity or fellowship; intimate friendship.
  • n. Synonyms Familiarity, etc. See acquaintance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
  • n. a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
  • n. close or warm friendship

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