from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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