affair

  • 1 Affair — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Affair, relación amorosa casual, sin mayor importancia para sus participantes, la cual se centra en la seducción y entrega de placer. Contenido 1 ¿Por qué se provoca? 2 Etimología 3 Historia …

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  • 2 affair — 1 Affair, business, concern, matter, thing come into comparison only when they are little more than vague or general terms meaning something done or dealt with. Some or rarely all are used interchangeably in certain similar collocations such as… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Affair — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 affair — (n.) c.1300, what one has to do, from Anglo French afere, O.Fr. afaire (12c., Mod.Fr. affaire) business, event; rank, estate, from the infinitive phrase à faire to do, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + facere to do, make (see FACTITIOUS …

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  • 5 affair — [n1] matter or business to be taken care of; happening activity assignment, avocation, calling, case, circumstance, concern, duty, employment, episode, event, hap, happening, incident, interest, job, mission, obligation, occupation, occurrence,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 affair — ► NOUN 1) an event of a specified kind or that has previously been referred to. 2) a matter that is a particular person s responsibility. 3) a love affair. 4) (affairs) matters of public interest and importance. ORIGIN from Old French à faire to… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 affair — [ə fer′] n. [ME afere < OFr afaire < a faire, to do < L ad , to + facere, DO1] 1. a thing to be done; business 2. [pl.] matters of business or concern 3. any matter, occurrence, or thing 4. a social function or gathering …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 affair — I noun activity, adventure, avocation, circumstance, duty, employment, enterprise, event, function, happening, incident, interest, matter, occasion, occupation, occurrence, profession, pursuit, subject, transaction, undertaking, work II index… …

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  • 9 Affair — Part of a series on Love …

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  • 10 affair — noun 1 event/situation ADJECTIVE ▪ whole ▪ She saw the whole affair as a great joke. ▪ glittering, grand ▪ I knew that the wedding would be a grand affair. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 affair — [[t]əfe͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ affairs 1) N SING: the N If an event or a series of events has been mentioned and you want to talk about it again, you can refer to it as the affair. The government has mishandled the whole affair... The affair began when… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 affair — n. romantic liaison 1) to carry on, have an affair with 2) a casual; clandestine, secret; illicit; love; tempestuous affair matter event 3) to investigate an affair 4) to cover up, hush up an affair; to wash one s hands of an affair 5) a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 affair — /euh fair /, n. 1. anything done or to be done; anything requiring action or effort; business; concern: an affair of great importance. 2. affairs, matters of commercial or public interest or concern; the transactions of public or private business …

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  • 14 affair */*/*/ — UK [əˈfeə(r)] / US [əˈfer] noun Word forms affair : singular affair plural affairs 1) affairs [plural] events and activities relating to the government, politics, economy etc of a country, region, or the world a public affairs consultant a… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 affair — af|fair W1S2 [əˈfeə US əˈfer] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(public/political activities)¦ 2¦(event)¦ 3¦(relationship)¦ 4¦(object)¦ 5 be somebody s affair ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: afaire, from à faire to do ] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 affair — af|fair [ ə fer ] noun *** ▸ 1 political events ▸ 2 events in personal life ▸ 3 shocking event ▸ 4 sexual relationship ▸ 5 event, situation, etc. ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) affairs plural events and activities relating to the government, politics, economy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 affair — noun (C) 1 affairs (plural) a) public or political events and activities: world affairs | They were accused of interfering in China s internal affairs. | the exclusion of women from public affairs | foreign affairs (=political events in other… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 affair — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. occasion, event, happening, occurrence; business; party (See sociality); amour, love affair, liaison (See love). II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Business; often plural ] Syn. concern, business, responsibility …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 affair — 01. She divorced her husband after discovering he was having an [affair] with her best friend. 02. After a long [affair] with her married employer, Anna decided that she wanted to date younger, unmarried men instead. 03. The whole [affair] has… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 affair — /əˈfɛə / (say uh fair) noun 1. anything done or to be done; that which requires action or effort; business; concern: an affair of great moment; the affairs of state. 2. (plural) matters of interest or concern; particular doings or interests: put… …

    Australian English dictionary