Companion vs Intimate - What's the difference?
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Companion is a related term of intimate.
As nouns the difference between companion and intimate
is that companion
is a friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company while intimate
is a very close friend.
As verbs the difference between companion and intimate
is that companion
is (obsolete) to be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany while intimate
is to suggest or disclose discreetly.
As an adjective intimate is
closely acquainted; familiar.
A friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company
- His dog has been his trusted companion for the last five years.
(dated) A person employed to accompany or travel with another.
(nautical) The framework on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship through which daylight entered the cabins below.
(nautical) The covering of a hatchway on an upper deck which leads to the companionway; the stairs themselves.
(topology) A knot in whose neighborhood another, specified knot meets every meridian disk.
(figuratively) A thing or phenomenon that is closely associated with another thing, phenomenon, or person.
(astronomy) A celestial object that is associated with another.
A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders.
- Here are your sons again; and I must lose / Two of the sweetest companions in the world.
(obsolete, derogatory) A fellow; a rogue.
* 1599 , , III. i. 111:
- a companion of the Bath
- and let us knog our / prains together to be revenge on this same scald, scurvy, / cogging companion ,
* See also
* companionable, uncompanionable
* companion hatch
* companion ladder
(obsolete) To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
(obsolete) To qualify as a companion; to make equal.
* (rfdate) (William Shakespeare)
- Companion me with my mistress.
Closely acquainted; familiar.
- an intimate friend
Of or involved in a sexual relationship.
- He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn't have much else to live for.
- She enjoyed some intimate time alone with her husband.
- an intimate setting
A very close friend.
(in plural intimates ) Women's underwear, sleepwear, or lingerie, especially offered for sale in a store.
- Only a couple of intimates had ever read his writing.
- You'll find bras and panties in the women's intimates section upstairs.
* (close friend) bosom buddy, bosom friend, cater-cousin
To suggest or disclose discreetly.
- 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.