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AFFAIRS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does affairs mean? 

AFFAIRS (noun)
  The noun AFFAIRS has 2 senses:

1. matters of personal concern
2. transactions of professional or public interest

  Familiarity information: AFFAIRS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFFAIRS (noun)


Sense 1affairs [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Matters of personal concern

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

affairs; personal business; personal matters

Context example:

get his affairs in order

Hypernyms ("affairs" is a kind of...):

concern (something that interests you because it is important or affects you)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affairs"):

dirty laundry; dirty linen (personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public)


Sense 2affairs [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transactions of professional or public interest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

news of current affairs / great affairs of state

Hypernyms ("affairs" is a kind of...):

dealing; dealings; transaction (the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affairs"):

international affairs; world affairs (affairs between nations)


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