affair definition

  • noun:
    • some thing done or to be performed; company.
    • deals as well as other matters of professional or public company: affairs of condition.
    • An occurrence, occasion, or matter: The senator's death ended up being a tragic affair.
    • A social function.
    • An object or a contrivance: Their first automobile ended up being a ramshackle event.
    • A matter of personal issue.
    • Personal company: get one's affairs in order.
    • A matter causing community scandal and controversy: the Dreyfus affair.
    • an intimate and intimate relationship, occasionally one of brief extent, between two people who are not married to one another.
    • whatever is performed or is become done; matter; issue; company of any kind, commercial, professional, or community; — frequently when you look at the plural.
    • Any proceeding or activity which its wanted to reference or characterize vaguely.
    • An action or engagement maybe not of enough magnitude to be called a battle.
    • A material item (vaguely designated).
    • An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de cœur.)
    • what is performed or perhaps is becoming done; matter; concern
    • Any proceeding or activity which it really is wanted to relate to or characterize vaguely.
    • An action or wedding perhaps not of sufficient magnitude is called a battle.
    • Action; undertaking.
    • A material item (vaguely designated).
    • any such thing done or even to be done; that which calls for action or work; a moving interest; company; concern: as, that is an affair of good minute; a man of affairs; affairs of state.
    • plural Matters interesting or issue; certain doings or interests; particularly, pecuniary interests or relations: because, to meddle with a neighbor's matters; his affairs have been in an embarrassed condition.
    • An event or a performance; a specific action, operation, or proceeding; military, a partial or small involvement or contest; a skirmish: as, whenever performed this event occur: an affair of honor, or of outposts.
    • an exclusive or personal concern; an unique function, company, or duty.
    • Thing; matter; concern: placed on everything made or current, with a descriptive or qualifying term: as, this machine is a complex affair; his fury is an affair of no consequence.
    • Endeavor; attempt.
    • a usually secretive or illicit intimate relationship
    • a vaguely specified concern
    • a vaguely specified personal occasion

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