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Meaning of AFFAIR

Pronunciation:  u'fehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
  2. [n]  a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
  3. [n]  a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

AFFAIR is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: affaire, amour, function, intimacy, involvement, liaison, matter, occasion, social function, social occasion, thing
 See Also: celebration, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, concern, fundraiser, jubilation, observance, party, photo op, photo opportunity, sexual relationship, social event



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Af*fair"\ ([a^]f*f[^a]r"), n. [OE. afere, affere, OF.
afaire, F. affaire, fr. a faire to do; L.. ad + facere to do.
See {Fact}, and cf. {Ado}.]
1. 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. ``A talent
   for affairs.'' --Prescott.

2. 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.

3. (Mil.) An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude
   to be called a battle.

4. Action; endeavor. [Obs.]

         And with his best affair Obeyed the pleasure of the
         Sun.                                  --Chapman.

5. A material object (vaguely designated).

         A certain affair of fine red cloth much worn and
         faded.                                --Hawthorne.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: If you dream that your spouse is cheating on you but you have no reason to be suspicious, then you are advised to investigate your own insecurities first. You may be feeling depressed, unattractive, or ineffective, and may be wondering why your spouse sticks around. Please note that dreaming of a husband's infidelity is common and normal during pregnancy and after childbirth, when a new mother may not be feeling sexually adequate. The dreams reflect concerns that a partner will look outside the relationship for fulfillment. If you dream that you are cheating, then perhaps it is a feeling of being sexually unsatisfied, or unappreciated. Dreams of flirting and affairs can reflect needs for attention that are not being met at home. Is your partner working overtime? To make this dream go away, tell your lover what you really need.
Thesaurus Terms
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