The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.
Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; -- often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.
Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha
Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means. Henny Youngman
affection in Afrikaans is aandoening, emosie
affection in Dutch is affect, emotie, aandoening
affection in French is affection
affection in German is Zuneigung
affection in Italian is affetto, affezione
affection in Latin is amor
affection in Norwegian is hengivenhet
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