Definitions for AFFAIRəˈfɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matter, affair, thing(noun)

    a vaguely specified concern

    "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"

  2. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour(noun)

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. affair(Noun)

    That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; often in the plural.

  2. affair(Noun)

    Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely.

  3. affair(Noun)

    An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.

  4. affair(Noun)

    A material object (vaguely designated).

    He used a hook-shaped affair with a long handle to unlock the car.

  5. affair(Noun)

    An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de cu0153ur.)

  6. Origin: From afere, affere, from afaire, from a- + faire; Latin ad- + facere to do. See fact, and confer ado.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affair(noun)

    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

  2. Affair(noun)

    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

  3. Affair(noun)

    an action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle

  4. Affair(noun)

    action; endeavor

  5. Affair(noun)

    a material object (vaguely designated)

  6. Origin: [OE. afere, affere, OF. afaire, F. affaire, fr. a faire to do; L.. ad + facere to do. See Fact, and cf. Ado.]

Freebase

  1. Affair

    An affair is a sexual relationship or a romantic friendship or passionate attachment between two people.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AFFAIR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3006

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AFFAIR' in Nouns Frequency: #414


Translations for AFFAIR

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • علاقة غراميةArabic
  • връзка, работа, дело, схватка, въпросBulgarian
  • záležitost, poměrCzech
  • Ding, Beziehung, Angelegenheit, Affäre, ScharmützelGerman
  • θέμα, υπόθεση, συμπλοκή, ζήτημα, πατέντα, ερωτοδουλειά, ερωτική σχέσηGreek
  • aĵo, aferoEsperanto
  • asunto, amorío, aventura, negocioSpanish
  • esine, syrjähyppy, asia, selkkausFinnish
  • liaison, aventureFrench
  • פרשה, רומןHebrew
  • affareItalian
  • 情事, 恋愛関係, 事件, 不倫Japanese
  • 불륜Korean
  • romansPolish
  • negócio, caso, afazer, coisaPortuguese
  • afacereRomanian
  • интрига, роман, афера, боестолкновение, связь, схваткаRussian
  • aferaSerbo-Croatian
  • indaba, udabaZulu

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