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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)

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.

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."