matter, affair, thing(noun)
a vaguely specified concern
"several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour(noun)
a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
affaire, social function, engagement, amour, involution, participation, function, matter, affair, inter-group communication, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, familiarity, social occasion, link, intimacy, closeness, contact, interest
affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function(noun)
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"
routine, map, subprogram, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, amour, subroutine, role, function, matter, affair, social occasion, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, juncture, affaire, part, intimacy, purpose, mathematical function, office, mapping
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Conflict is a general word which describes opponents, whether individuals or hosts, as dashed together. One continuous conflict between entire armies is a battle. Another battle may be fought upon the same field after a considerable interval; or a new battle may follow immediately, the armies meeting upon a new field. An action is brief and partial; a battle may last for days. Engagement is a somewhat formal expression for battle; as, it was the commander's purpose to avoid a general engagement. A protracted war, including many battles, may be a stubborn contest. Combat, originally a hostile encounter between individuals, is now used also for extensive engagements. A skirmish is between small detachments or scattered troops. An encounter may be either purposed or accidental, between individuals or armed forces. Fight is a word of less dignity than battle; we should not ordinarily speak of Waterloo as a fight, unless where the word is used in the sense of fighting; as, I was in the thick of the fight.
A battle of giants; battle between armies; a battle for life, against invaders; a battle to the death; the battle of (more rarely at) Marathon.
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Translations for affair
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- علاقة غراميةArabic
- връзка, работа, дело, схватка, въпросBulgarian
- záležitost, poměrCzech
- Ding, Beziehung, Angelegenheit, Affäre, ScharmützelGerman
- θέμα, υπόθεση, συμπλοκή, ζήτημα, πατέντα, ερωτοδουλειά, ερωτική σχέσηGreek
- aĵo, aferoEsperanto
- asunto, amorío, aventura, negocioSpanish
- esine, syrjähyppy, asia, selkkausFinnish
- liaison, aventureFrench
- פרשה, רומןHebrew
- 情事, 恋愛関係, 事件, 不倫Japanese
- negócio, caso, afazer, coisaPortuguese
- интрига, роман, афера, боестолкновение, связь, схваткаRussian
- indaba, udabaZulu
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