Simple Definition of affair
affairs : work or activities done for a purpose : commercial, professional, public, or personal business
: a matter that concerns or involves someone
: a secret sexual relationship between two people
Full Definition of affair
2 : a procedure, action, or occasion only vaguely specified; also : an object or collection of objects only vaguely specified <their house was a 2-story affair>
Examples of affair in a sentence
After the war, the government focused on its own domestic affairs.
They accused the U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.
How I choose to live is my affair, not yours.
adulterous affairs between married men and single women
Origin of affair
Middle English afere, from Anglo-French afaire, from a faire to do
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with affair
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AFFAIR Defined for Kids
Definition of affair for Students
1 affairs plural : work or activities done for a purpose : business <government affairs>
2 : something that relates to or involves someone <His problem is no affair of mine.>
3 : a social event or activity <The party was to be a simple affair.>
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