Definitions for AFFAIRəˈfɛər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
anything requiring action or effort; business; concern.
affairs, matters of commercial or public interest or concern:
affairs of state.
thing; matter (usu. used with a descriptive or qualifying term):
Our new computer is a complex affair.
a private or personal concern:
That's none of your affair.
a usu. brief amorous relationship.
an incident that occasions notoriety, dispute, and often public scandal:
the Congressional bribery affair.
a social gathering or other organized festive occasion.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of affair:
1250–1300; ME afere < OF afaire, for a faire to do =a (< L ad to) +faire蠐 L facere
matter, affair, thing(noun)
a vaguely specified concern
"several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour(noun)
a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function(noun)
a vaguely specified social event
"the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a love relationship with sb who is not your partner
She found out her husband was having an affair.
an unpleasant set of events
embarrassed by the whole affair
That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; often in the plural.
Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely.
An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
A material object (vaguely designated).
He used a hook-shaped affair with a long handle to unlock the car.
An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de cu0153ur.)
Origin: From afere, affere, from afaire, from a- + faire; Latin ad- + facere to do. See fact, and confer ado.
that which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; -- often in the plural. "At the head of affairs." Junius
any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue
an action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle
a material object (vaguely designated)
Translations for AFFAIR
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
happenings etc which are connected with a particular person or thing
the Suez affair.
- مَسْأله، قَضِيَّهArabic
- casoPortuguese (BR)
- die AffäreGerman
- sag; begivenhed; affæreDanish
- کار و بارFarsi
- עִנְייָן, פָּרָשָה, אֵירוּעHebrew
- mál, málefniIcelandic
- atsitikimas, istorijaLithuanian
- lieta; darīšanaLatvian
- sak, begivenhet, affæreNorwegian
- sprawa, kwestiaPolish
- کار و بارPersian
- معاملی، کار او بارPashto
- 事件Chinese (Trad.)
- справа, ділоUkrainian
- کام ، چھوٹی لڑائیUrdu
- sự việcVietnamese
- 事件，事情Chinese (Simp.)
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