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Definition of "affair" []

  • Something done or to be done; business. (noun)
  • Transactions and other matters of professional or public business: affairs of state. (noun)
  • An occurrence, event, or matter: The senator's death was a tragic affair. (noun)
  • A social function. (noun)
  • An object or a contrivance: Their first car was a ramshackle affair. (noun)
  • A thing to be done or attended to; matter; business (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An event or happening (noun)
  • Something previously specified, esp a man-made object; thing (noun)
  • A sexual relationship between two people who are not married to each other (noun)

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Use "affair" in a sentence
  • "What does 'internal affair' really mean? yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'What does \'internal affair\' really mean? '"
  • "In my eyes, the affair is the truly serious issue morally."
  • "June 29th, 2009 2: 37 pm ET while I agree that his affair is a personal matter, I feel that Mr. Sanford should step down because he abandoned his post for 5 days without notifying anyone of his wherabouts."