An affair is defined as an event or something that is happening.(noun)
An example of an affair is a charity dinner.
The definition of an affair is a situation in which a spouse or person involved in an exclusive relationship is having a relationship with a third party.(noun)
An example of an affair is when a wife cheats on her husband.
The definition of an affair is something of controversy for the public.(noun)
An example of an affair is poor spending habits of high level officials.
See affair in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < love affairan amorous relationship between two people not married to each other; an amour
Origin: ME afere < OFr afaire < a faire, to do < L ad-, to + facere, do
See affair in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English affaire
Origin: , from Old French afaire
Origin: , from a faire, to do
Origin: : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad-)
Origin: + faire, to do (from facere; see dhē- in Indo-European roots).
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