HyperDic: affair

English > 3 senses of the word affair:
NOUNcognitionaffair, matter, thinga vaguely specified concern
stateaffair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amoura usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
eventaffair, occasion, social occasion, function, social functiona vaguely specified social event
affair > pronunciation
Soundsahfeh'r
Rhymesair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > affair: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA vaguely specified concern.
Example "it is none of your affair"
Synonymsmatter, thing
NarrowerleastSomething that is of no importance
BroaderconcernSomething that interests you because it is important or affects you
Spanishaspecto, asunto, cosa, cuestión
Catalanafer, assumpte, cosa
English > affair: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship.
Synonymsaffaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour
Broadersexual relationshipA relationship involving sexual intimacy
Spanishaffaire, amorío, amor, amour, asunto, aventura, enlace, implicación, intimidad, lío amoroso
Catalanafer amorós, amour, aventura
English > affair: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA vaguely specified social event.
Example"the party was quite an affair"
Synonymsoccasion, social occasion, function, social function
Narrowercelebration, jubilationA joyful / joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceA formal event performed on a special occasion
fundraiserA social function that is held for the purpose of raising money
partyAn occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
photo opportunity, photo opAn occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
sleepoverAn occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children)
Broadersocial eventAn event characteristic of persons forming groups
Spanishacontecimiento, acto, acto social, función, ocasión, suceso
Catalanacte, acte social, esdeveniment, ocasió, succés

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