Definition of Affair in English :

Define Affair in English

Affair meaning in English

Meaning of Affair in English

Pronunciation of Affair in English

Affair pronunciation in English

Pronounce Affair in English


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1. affair, matter, thing

a vaguely specified concern

Example Sentences:
'several matters to attend to'
'it is none of your affair'
'things are going well'

2. affair, affaire, amour, intimacy, involvement, liaison

a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

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

a vaguely specified social event

Example Sentences:
'the party was quite an affair'
'an occasion arranged to honor the president'
'a seemingly endless round of social functions'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of affair
a thing to be done or attended to; matter; business
this affair must be cleared up
an event or happening
a strange affair
3. (qualified by an adjective or descriptive phrase)
something previously specified, esp a man-made object; thing
our house is a tumbledown affair
a sexual relationship between two people who are not married to each other

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see synonyms of affair
a thing to be done; business
2.  [pl.]
matters of business or concern
any matter, occurrence, or thing
a social function or gathering
an event that becomes a matter of public controversy
an amorous relationship between two people not married to each other; an amour

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of affair
a. Something done or experienced; a matter or event: Preparing dessert was a messy affair.
b. A matter of personal concern: What I did is my own affair.
c. A matter causing public scandal and controversy: the Dreyfus affair.
d. A social function: The reception was a posh affair.
2. affairs
a. Transactions and other matters of professional or public business: affairs of state.
b. Personal business: get one's affairs in order.
3. An object or a contrivance: Their first car was a ramshackle affair.
4. A sexual relationship between two people, especially when at least one of them is married or in another committed romantic relationship.

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