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  1. af·fair
    IPA[əˈfer]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: affair, plural noun: affairs

    • noun

      an event or sequence of events of a specified kind or that has previously been referred to:

      a matter that is a particular person's concern or responsibility:

    • noun

      a romantic or sexual relationship between two people, especially one that is outside marriage:

      an intense enthusiasm or liking for something:

    • an incident in Franco-American relations in which a bribery attempt perpetrated by French agents in 1797 led the US to the brink of formal war with France.
    • noun

      a romantic or sexual relationship between two people who are not married to each other:

      an intense enthusiasm or liking for something:

    • noun

      (in South Africa) a matter defined as being specific to a particular ethnic group, and controlled by that group through a chamber of the tricameral parliament.
    • noun

      a political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anticommunist Contras in Nicaragua, despite congressional prohibition.
    • plural

      events of political or social interest and importance happening in the world at the present time:
    • plural

      matters of public interest and importance happening abroad:
    • plural

      events of political or social interest and importance happening in the world at the present time:
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