English noun: affair
|1.||affair (cognition) a vaguely specified concern|
|Samples||Several matters to attend to.|
It is none of your affair.
Things are going well.
|2.||affair (state) a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship|
|Synonyms||affaire, amour, intimacy, involvement, liaison|
|Broader (hypernym)||sexual relationship|
|3.||affair (event) a vaguely specified social event|
|Samples||The party was quite an affair.|
An occasion arranged to honor the president.
A seemingly endless round of social functions.
|Synonyms||function, occasion, social function, social occasion|
|Broader (hypernym)||social event|
|Narrower (hyponym)||celebration, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, fundraiser, jubilation, observance, party, photo op, photo opportunity, sleepover|