|Origin:||afaire, from à faire 'to do'|
af‧fair S2 W1 [countable]
public or political events and activities:
They were accused of interfering in China's internal affairs.
the exclusion of women from public affairs
a foreign affairs correspondent for CNN
an event or set of related events, especially one that is impressive or shocking:
the Watergate affair
The whole affair was a disaster.
used when describing an event:
The party was a very grand affair.
a secret sexual relationship between two people, when at least one of them is married to someone else [= love affair]
used when describing an object, machine etc:
The computer was one of those little portable affairs.
if something is your affair, it only concerns you and you do not want anyone else to get involved in it:
What I do in my free time is my affair.