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Etymology

Old English afere, affere, Old French afaire, French affaire, from a faire to do; Latin ad- + facere to do. See Fact, and confer Ado.

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; — often in the plural.
    a difficult affair to manage
  2. Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely.
    an affair of honor, i. e., a duel
    an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.
  3. (military) An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
  4. A material object (vaguely designated).
    He used a hook-shaped affair with a long handle to unlock the car.
  5. An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de coeur.)

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