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Affair meaning

affair - 6 dictionary results

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

affair - examples of usage

  1. But isn't it our affair, perhaps, to make them get married? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. In this affair Serjt. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. And then I told him the whole truth of the affair. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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