What does affair mean?

Definitions for affair
əˈfɛəraf·fair

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matter, affair, thingnoun

    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, amournoun

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

  3. affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social functionnoun

    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. affairnoun

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

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

  2. affairnoun

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

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

  3. affairnoun

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

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

  4. affairnoun

    A material object (vaguely designated).

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

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

  5. affairnoun

    An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de cu0153ur.)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affairnoun

    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

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

  2. Affairnoun

    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

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

  3. Affairnoun

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

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

  4. Affairnoun

    action; endeavor

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

  5. Affairnoun

    a material object (vaguely designated)

    Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Affair

    af-fār′, n. that which is to be done: business: any small matter: a battle of minor importance: a matter of intimate personal concern, as a duel—a so-called affair of honour, or an intrigue: (pl.) transactions in general: public concerns. [O. Fr. afaire (Fr. affaire)—à and faire—L. ad, and facĕre, to do. Cf. Ado.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. affair

    An indecisive engagement; a duel.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. affair

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

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

How to pronounce affair?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affair in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of affair in a Sentence

  1. Richard Guggenheimer:

    Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Are there anything more dishonourable and more coward than not marching in front of the army after taking the decision of war as a politician? Sending others for dying but keeping himself in safety is the affair of the low man only!

  3. Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    But with the VW affair, there is nothing else to do.

  4. Scott Bakula:

    Sad to end our love affair with this phenomenal city but so grateful for all the friends we made along the way, i will miss the music. Big thank you to CBS for seven years.

  5. Paul Francois:

    Maybe we'll lose against Monsanto but the real victory for me is that I have converted my 200-hectare farm to organic production, this affair made me open my eyes and move towards a different kind of agriculture.

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Translations for affair

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  • 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
  • ಸಂಬಂಧKannada
  • 불륜Korean
  • sakNorwegian
  • romansPolish
  • negócio, caso, afazer, coisaPortuguese
  • afacereRomanian
  • интрига, роман, афера, боестолкновение, связь, схваткаRussian
  • aferaSerbo-Croatian
  • விவகாரம்Tamil
  • indaba, udabaZulu

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