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affair - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'affair' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Affair [ n.]
- 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.
- Action; endeavor.
- A material object (vaguely designated).

Meaning of 'affair' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . affair [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a vaguely specified social event
Example in sentence:
  • a seemingly endless round of social functions;
  • an occasion arranged to honor the president;
  • the party was quite an affair
Meaning (2):
- a vaguely specified concern
Example in sentence:
  • it is none of your affair;
  • several matters to attend to;
  • things are going well