Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
  • n. Announcement; declaration.
  • n. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
  • n. Announcement; declaration.
  • n. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of intimating or announcing.
  • n. An announcement; a formal declaration or notification: as, an intimation from the Foreign Office.
  • n. Information indirectly or covertly imparted; a suggestion or hint; an implied meaning: as, an intimation that one's presence is not desired; intimation of danger.
  • n. Synonyms Suggestion, Insinuation, etc. See hint, v. t.

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

  • n. an indirect suggestion
  • n. a slight suggestion or vague understanding

Etymologies

From Latin intimatio (Compare French intimation) (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I always think this word means intimating...

    August 29, 2013

  • "She had always had an intimation of her destiny: all her senses would go on the alert, as if bracing her for a blow-a terrible, crushing, powerful blow-of luck, whether good or bad."
    - Nina Berberova, 'Cape of Storms' (translated by Marian Schwartz).

    November 10, 2008