Closer vs Intimate - What's the difference?

closer | intimate |


As adjectives the difference between closer and intimate

is that closer is (close) while intimate is closely acquainted; familiar.

As nouns the difference between closer and intimate

is that closer is someone or something that closes while intimate is a very close friend.

As a verb intimate is

to suggest or disclose discreetly.

closer

English

Etymology 1

From close (adjective) + -er

Adjective

(head)
  • (close)
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    Etymology 2

    From close (verb) + -er

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone or something that closes.
  • In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer .
  • Someone or something that concludes.
  • The DJ chose a fantastic track as his closer at the end of the night.
  • The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
  • (Gwilt)
  • (baseball) A relief pitcher that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See
  • They brought their closer in for the ninth.

    Anagrams

    * English heteronyms

    intimate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Closely acquainted; familiar.
  • an intimate friend
    He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn't have much else to live for.
  • Of or involved in a sexual relationship.
  • She enjoyed some intimate time alone with her husband.
  • Personal; private.
  • an intimate setting

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A very close friend.
  • Only a couple of intimates had ever read his writing.
  • (in plural intimates ) Women's underwear, sleepwear, or lingerie, especially offered for sale in a store.
  • You'll find bras and panties in the women's intimates section upstairs.

    Synonyms

    * (close friend) bosom buddy, bosom friend, cater-cousin

    Verb

    (intimat)
  • To suggest or disclose discreetly.
  • * '>citation
  •     The Kaiser beamed. Von Bulow had praised him. Von Bulow had exalted him and humbled himself. The Kaiser could forgive anything after that. "Haven't I always told you," he exclaimed with enthusiasm, "that we complete one another famously? We should stick together, and we will!"
        [...]
        Von Bulow saved himself in time—but, canny diplomat that he was, he nevertheless had made one error: he should have begun by talking about his own shortcomings and Wilhelm's superiority—not by intimating that the Kaiser was a half-wit in need of a guardian.
    He intimated that we should leave before the argument escalated.