Definition of 'affair'
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Is our love affair with technology coming to an end? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet it was the current affairs show clips that really shocked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His love affair with manhole covers had begun. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Current affairs and politics became her special interests. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The foreign affairs committee accused Russia of using religion to spread its influence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which is admittedly festive, but lends a rather different meaning to the whole affair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The woman I had the affair with worked with me there for eight years. The Sun (2016)A foreign billionaire is conducting his legal affairs in the British courts under a cloak of anonymity granted by senior judges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The foreign affairs committee also accused the foreign office of hindering its investigation into the government report, whose findings were published last December. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We need to split up news and current affairs again. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Times may be hard but the love affair between the law and the arts goes on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She keeps a close eye on her business affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It can have the same disastrous effect on a relationship as any affair. The Sun (2014)These affairs are largely matters of political will. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The poll also showed people want fewer affairs and more love stories. The Sun (2010)They are much more concerned about the affairs of our country. Christianity Today (2000)There is no suggestion that he envisaged or planned an affair between his father and the actress. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is understood the affair ended two years ago. The Sun (2007)Returned to the game to do foreign affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No teacher sits them down and discusses what we used to call current affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The whole affair ranged from poignant to embarrassing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then she got in touch with me again and our affair flared up all over again. The Sun (2011)This is the story of a love affair and its ending. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He had thought his father always involved with international business affairs. Somewhere East of Life (1994)History matters in commercial affairs as much as it does in so many aspects of life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Five years is too long to give any group of people free rein over the affairs of a country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Having an affair is one thing, but this was a complete betrayal. The Sun (2015)The pair conducted a six-month affair that pretty much finished him off romantically. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yes, it is an entirely personal affair. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But neither of these Bank Holiday affairs fitted the weekday norm. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'affair'
British English: affair /əˈfɛə/ NOUN
You refer to an event as an affair when you are talking about it in a general way.
The whole affair has caused great confusion.
- American English: affair
- Arabic: شَأْن
- Brazilian Portuguese: assunto
- Chinese: 事务
- Croatian: stvar
- Czech: záležitost
- Danish: affære
- Dutch: zaak
- European Spanish: asunto
- Finnish: tapahtuma
- French: affaire
- German: Angelegenheit
- Greek: υπόθεση
- Italian: questione
- Japanese: 事柄
- Korean: 일
- Norwegian: affære
- Polish: sprawa afera
- European Portuguese: assunto
- Romanian: afacere
- Russian: дело
- Spanish: asunto
- Swedish: affär uppgörelse
- Thai: สถานการณ์ที่ได้รับการจัดการ
- Turkish: olay
- Ukrainian: справа
- Vietnamese: vấn đề công việc
Definition of affair from the Collins English Dictionary
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