(1) A vaguely specified concern
"Several matters to attend to"
"It is none of your affair"
"Things are going well"
(2) 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) A usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
afere, affere, afaire, affaire, from a faire to do; Latin ad- + facere to do. See Fact, and confer Ado.
- 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
- 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.
- An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
- A material object (vaguely designated).
- He used a hook-shaped affair with a long handle to unlock the car.
- An adulterous relationship. (from affaire de coeur.)