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.
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.
An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury
When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity. Joseph Campbell
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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