Meaning of AFFAIR in English


Pronunciation: ə - ' fer

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English afere, from Anglo-French afaire, from a faire to do

Date: 14th century

1 a plural : commercial, professional, public, or personal business b : MATTER , CONCERN

2 : a procedure, action, or occasion only vaguely specified also : an object or collection of objects only vaguely specified <their house was a 2-story affair >

3 also af · faire a : a romantic or passionate attachment typically of limited duration : LIAISON 2B b : a matter occasioning public anxiety, controversy, or scandal : CASE

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.