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af·fair

affair

 
 
pronunciation:
feIr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an event, matter, or happening.
It was a sad affair when the mayor's son was kidnapped.Their wedding was the most exciting affair of the summer.
synonyms:
event, happening, incident, matter, occurrence
similar words:
business, episode, occasion
definition 2: (plural) public or business matters.
As mayor, he is busy with the affairs of the city.
similar words:
business, concerns, matters, transactions
definition 3: a party or social gathering.
Their wedding was the most exciting affair of the summer.
synonyms:
function, party
similar words:
occasion, reception, social
definition 4: private matter; something that relates to or concerns only oneself.
How much money my father makes is my affair, not yours.
synonyms:
business, concern, matter
definition 5: a love relationship that usually lasts for months or longer.
People are often sad when their love affair ends.
similar words:
relationship