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"
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)
Origin: [OE. afere, affere, OF. afaire, F. affaire, fr. a faire to do; L.. ad + facere to do. See Fact, and cf. Ado.]
An affair is a sexual relationship or a romantic friendship or passionate attachment between two people.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
An indecisive engagement; a duel.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
An action or engagement, not of sufficient magnitude to be termed a battle.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'affair' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3006
Rank popularity for the word 'affair' in Nouns Frequency: #414
The numerical value of affair in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of affair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of affair in a Sentence
This project has been a family affair.
But with the VW affair, there is nothing else to do.
To be a poet is a love affair, not a desire to dare.
A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.
[Society] could turn a blind eye to a widow having an affair.
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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
- 情事, 恋愛関係, 事件, 不倫Japanese
- negócio, caso, afazer, coisaPortuguese
- интрига, роман, афера, боестолкновение, связь, схваткаRussian
- indaba, udabaZulu
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