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.

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  • 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


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

French confident, from Italian confidente, from Latin cōnfīdēns, cōnfīdent-, present participle of cōnfīdere, to rely on; see confide.


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