What does affair mean?

Definitions for affair
əˈfɛəraf·fair

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word affair.

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.

  2. affairnoun

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

  3. affairnoun

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

  4. affairnoun

    A material object (vaguely designated).

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

  5. affairnoun

    An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de cur.)

  6. 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

  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

  3. Affairnoun

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

  4. Affairnoun

    action; endeavor

  5. Affairnoun

    a material object (vaguely designated)

  6. 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

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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. That Stonehouse:

    Philip Athill was Philip Athill and an observer, philip Athill was illegitimate and was brought up largely by Philip Athill mother in France, and it later emerged that Philip Athill was gay when Philip Athill had an affair with a male Swedish film star.

  2. Barbara Greenberg:

    It can be very difficult to resist the attention and flattery that come in the early stages of an affair.

  3. Stephanie Clifford:

    TRUMP REP, FORMER PORN STAR DENY ‘ HUSH MONEY ’ CLAIMS In a letter, obtained and reviewed by Fox News, Stephanie Clifford also denied all allegations. I recently became aware that certain news outlets are alleging that I had a sexual and/or romantic affair with Donald Trump many, many, many years ago. I am stating with complete clarity that this is absolutely false, my involvement with Donald Trump was limited to a few public appearances and nothing more.

  4. Commander Nie Haisheng:

    As an astronaut, I have a strong desire to fly with astronauts from other countries. I also look forward to going to the International Space Station, ...Space is a family affair, many countries are developing their space programs and China, as a big county, should make our own contributions in this field.

  5. Gore Vidal:

    I can understand companionship. I can understand bought sex in the afternoon. I cannot understand the love affair.

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Translations for affair

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  • علاقة غراميةArabic
  • въпрос, схватка, връзка, дело, работаBulgarian
  • poměr, záležitostCzech
  • Ding, Scharmützel, Affäre, Angelegenheit, BeziehungGerman
  • ερωτοδουλειά, συμπλοκή, ζήτημα, πατέντα, υπόθεση, ερωτική σχέση, θέμαGreek
  • aĵo, aferoEsperanto
  • amorío, asunto, aventura, negocioSpanish
  • esine, selkkaus, asia, syrjähyppyFinnish
  • liaison, aventureFrench
  • רומן, פרשהHebrew
  • affareItalian
  • 恋愛関係, 不倫, 事件, 情事Japanese
  • ಸಂಬಂಧKannada
  • 불륜Korean
  • sakNorwegian
  • romansPolish
  • caso, negócio, afazer, coisaPortuguese
  • afacereRomanian
  • афера, схватка, связь, боестолкновение, интрига, романRussian
  • aferaSerbo-Croatian
  • விவகாரம்Tamil
  • udaba, indabaZulu

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