HyperDic: affairs

English > 2 senses of the word affairs:
NOUNcognitionaffairs, personal business, personal mattersmatters of personal concern
actaffairstransactions of professional or public interest
affairs > pronunciation
Soundsahfeh'rz
Rhymesairs ... upstairs: 8 rhymes with ehrz...
English > affairs: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningMatters of personal concern.
Example"get his affairs in order"
Synonymspersonal business, personal matters
Narrowerdirty linen, dirty laundrypersonal matters that could be embarrassing if made public
BroaderconcernSomething that interests you because it is important or affects you
Spanishasuntos personales
Catalanassumptes personals
English > affairs: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningtransactions of professional or public interest.
Examples
  • "news of current affairs"
  • "great affairs of state"
NarrowerpoliticsThe activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government
world affairs, international affairsaffairs between nations
Broadertransaction, dealing, dealingsThe act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)

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