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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 af·fair /əˈfer, ˈfɛr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·fair n.
 1. That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; as, a difficult affair to manage; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; -- often in the plural. “At the head of affairs.” --Junius. “A talent for affairs.” --Prescott.
 2. Any proceeding or action which it is wished to refer to or characterize vaguely; as, an affair of honor, i. e., a duel; an affair of love, i. e., an intrigue.
 3. Mil. An action or engagement not of sufficient magnitude to be called a battle.
 4. Action; endeavor. [Obs.]
 And with his best affair
 Obeyed the pleasure of the Sun.   --Chapman.
 5. A material object (vaguely designated).
    A certain affair of fine red cloth much worn and faded.   --Hawthorne.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to";
           "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
           [syn: matter, thing]
      2: a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship [syn: affaire,
          intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour]
      3: a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an
         affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a
         seemingly endless round of social functions" [syn: occasion,
          social occasion, function, social function]