What does affair mean?

Definitions for affair
əˈfɛəraf·fair

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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.

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

  2. affair(Noun)

    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. affair(Noun)

    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. affair(Noun)

    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. affair(Noun)

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  3. Affair(noun)

    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. Affair(noun)

    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. Affair(noun)

    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?

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How to say affair in sign language?

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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. Gore Vidal:

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

  2. Alencar Burti:

    An impeachment is a traumatic affair that affects the political and business arenas at a time when Brazil is struggling to regain its credibility abroad, what matters now is saving our country. We need to find a solution above personal interests.

  3. Fox News:

    Chatting or Cheating : How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love and Affair-Proof Your Relationship, they ca n’t just put what they did away in the vault, talk about it once, and move on.

  4. Scott Amos:

    Now we've all come to an agreement that it's been such a family affair, we should continue the fun with a Disney vacation.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    Shall any man hate me? That will be his affair. But I will be mild and benevolent toward every man, and ready to show even him his mistake, not reproachfully, nor yet as making a display of my endurance, but nobly and honestly.

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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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