meaning of AFFAIR

AFFAIR meaning in General Dictionary

whatever is completed or is becoming done matter issue as a difficult affair to control company of any sort commercial expert or community usually within the plural ldquoAt the top of affairsrdquo Junius

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  • a usually secretive or illicit intimate relationship
  • a vaguely specified personal occasion
  • a vaguely specified concern
  • what is performed or is becoming done; matter; concern; because, a hard event to control; business of any sort, commercial, expert, or general public; -- usually in the plural. "during the mind of matters." Junius.
  • Any proceeding or activity which it is wanted to relate to or characterize vaguely; because, an event of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.
  • an action or engagement not of adequate magnitude to be known as a battle.
  • Action; undertaking.
  • A material object (vaguely designated).

AFFAIR meaning in Law Dictionary

suit, or a matter. Also known as a love commitment that's usually not marital.


AFFAIR meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "what one should do," from Anglo-French afere, Old French afaire "business, event; position, property" (12c., Modern French affaire), from the infinitive term


AFFAIR meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Whatever is done or perhaps is become done; matter; concern; as, an arduous affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, expert, or general public; -- often when you look at the plural. "on mind of affairs." Junius.

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  • (n.) Any proceeding or action which it is desired to relate to or define vaguely; because, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.
  • (n.) An action or involvement not of sufficient magnitude become known as a battle.
  • (n.) Action; undertaking.
  • (letter.) A material object (vaguely designated).

Sentence Examples with the word AFFAIR

Thus ended an affair which seems to have occasioned Calvin much more uneasiness than the character of his assailant, and the manifest falsehood of the charge brought against him, would seem to justify.

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