1. Intricacy; complication.
2. A complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
3. The plot or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events.
4. A secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison.
Synonym: plot, scheme, conspiracy, machination.
Origin: cf. F. Intrique. See intrigue.