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1 also affaire a brief romantic relationship
  • an affair between two singles spending the summer at the same beach resort

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2 a social gathering
  • the annual country club dance is a really fancy affair

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3 something produced by physical or intellectual effort
  • the lead float in the parade was a pretty impressive affair, a giant eagle's head with equally huge wings

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4 something that happens
  • the whole affair from start to finish took a total of 15 minutes

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5 something to be dealt with
  • it's none of your affair whom I'm going out with tonight

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The first known use of affair was in the 14th century

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“Affair.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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