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Definition of Affair

Affair

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
  4. Action; endeavor.
  5. A material object (vaguely designated).

Affair Quotations

There has always been this narrator in me - I loved ideas, and part of the great love affair I would have with ideas consisted of talking about them.
Jason Silva

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, it's about days very wrongly invested in a love affair.
Freddy Fender

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
Rosalind Russell

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Plautus

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.
George Bernard Shaw
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Affair Translations

affair in Afrikaans is saak, ding
affair in Danish is anliggende
affair in Dutch is zaak, aangelegenheid, ding, affaire
affair in Finnish is asia
affair in French is affaire, chose
affair in Italian is affare, faccenda
affair in Latin is res rei
affair in Portuguese is caso, assunto
affair in Spanish is asunto, particular
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