affair significado, affair definición | diccionario de inglés definición

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affair  

  ( affairs    plural  )
1       n-sing   If an event or a series of events has been mentioned and you want to talk about it again, you can refer to it as the affair.  
the N   (=business, matter)  
The government has mishandled the whole affair..., The affair began when customs officials inspected a convoy of 60 tankers...     
2       n-sing   You can refer to an important or interesting event or situation as `the ... affair'.     (mainly JOURNALISM)   usu the n-proper N  
...the damage caused to the CIA and FBI in the aftermath of the Watergate affair.     
3       n-sing   You can describe the main quality of an event by saying that it is a particular kind of affair.  
usu supp N  
Michael said that his planned 10-day visit would be a purely private affair...     
4       n-sing   You can describe an object as a particular kind of affair when you want to draw attention to a particular feature, or indicate that it is unusual.  
supp N  
All their beds were distinctive; Mac's was an iron affair with brass knobs...     
5       n-count   If two people who are not married to each other have an affair, they have a sexual relationship.  
She was having an affair with someone at work.     
    love affair  
6       n-plural   You can use affairs to refer to all the important facts or activities that are connected with a particular subject.  
usu supp N  
He does not want to interfere in the internal affairs of another country...     
    current affairs  
    state of affairs  
7       n-plural   Your affairs are all the matters connected with your life which you consider to be private and normally deal with yourself.  
usu poss N  
The unexpectedness of my father's death meant that his affairs were not entirely in order.     
8       n-sing   If you say that a decision or situation is someone's affair, you mean that it is their responsibility, and other people should not interfere.  
poss N   (=business)  
If you wish to make a fool of yourself, that is your affair...     


love affair        ( love affairs    plural  )
1       n-count   A love affair is a romantic and usually sexual relationship between two people who love each other but who are not married or living together.  
oft N with/between n   (=relationship)  
...a stressful love affair with a married man.     
2       n-sing   If you refer to someone's love affairwith something, you mean that they like it a lot and are very enthusiastic about it.  
with supp, usu N with n  
...the American love affair with firearms...     
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affair  

1    activity, business, circumstance, concern, episode, event, happening, incident, interest, matter, occurrence, proceeding, project, question, subject, transaction, undertaking  
2    amour, intrigue, liaison, relationship, romance  


love affair  
1    affair, affaire de coeur, amour, intrigue, liaison, relationship, romance  
2    appreciation, devotion, enthusiasm, love, mania, passion  

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n.
Of or relating to a country's internal affairs

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