the area around a human body, about an arm’s length, in which one is comfortable with loved ones and close friends
[in-tuh-meyt] /ˈɪn təˌmeɪt/ verb (used with object), intimated, intimating. 1. to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest. 2. Archaic. to make known; announce. /ˈɪntɪmɪt/ adjective 1. characterized by a close or warm personal relationship: an intimate friend 2. deeply personal, private, or secret 3. (euphemistic) (often postpositive) foll by with. having sexual relations […]
[in-tuh-mey-shuh n] /ˌɪn təˈmeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of , or making known indirectly. 2. a hint; suggestion: The death of his father was his first intimation of mortality. /ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃən/ noun 1. a hint or suggestion 2. (rare) an announcement or notice n. mid-15c., “action of making known,” from Middle French intimation (late 14c.), […]
noun 1. (Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood), a poem (1807) by Wordsworth.
[an-teem] /ɛ̃ˈtim/ adjective, French. 1. intimate; cozy.