affair 高中必修500 全国卷频次:1 教材出处:译林版必修B3U3
n. affairs 7
They were saved from looking at their lives as their own private affair.
If this state of affairs had lasted, English today would be close to German.
But what began as nothing important in public affairs has grown into a social movement.
state of affairs 事态；情势
private affair 私事
business affair [律]商务
civil affair 民政事务
[pl.]事務;事情(件);(個人的)事I met a fairly unfair affair upstairs.我在樓上遇到一件頗不公平的事.
PUBLIC / POLITICAL ACTIVITIES 公共/政治活动
1. affairs [pl.] events that are of public interest or political importance
world / international / business affairs
an expert on foreign affairs (= political events in other countries)
affairs of state
⇨ see also current affairs
2. [C, usually sing.] an event that people are talking about or describing in a particular way
The newspapers exaggerated the whole affair wildly.
The debate was a pretty disappointing affair.
She wanted the celebration to be a simple family affair.
3. [C] a sexual relationship between two people, usually when one or both of them is married to sb else
She is having an affair with her boss.
⇨ see also love affair
PRIVATE BUSINESS 私人业务
4. affairs [pl.] matters connected with a person’s private business and financial situation
I looked after my father’s financial affairs.
She wanted to put her affairs in order before she died.
5. [sing.] a thing that sb is responsible for (and that other people should not be concerned with)
SYN business :
How I spend my money is my affair.
6. [C] (old-fashioned) (with an adjective 与形容词连用) an object that is unusual or difficult to describe
Her hat was an amazing affair with feathers and a huge brim.
⇨ see state n.
Are you interested in world affairs?
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Women had little role in public affairs.
b) things connected with your personal life, your financial situation etc 个人事务，私事
I am not prepared to discuss my financial affairs with the press.
→ state of affairs at state1(8)
2 EVENT 事件
a) an event or set of related events, especially one that is impressive or shocking 〔尤指令人印象深刻或震惊的〕事件
the Watergate affair
The whole affair was a disaster.
b) used when describing an event 事情〔用于描述某事时〕
The party was a very grand affair.
► see thesaurus at event
3 RELATIONSHIP 关系 a secret sexual relationship between two people, when at least one of them is married to someone else 〔非配偶的〕暧昧关系，通奸，私通 SYN love affair
He had an affair with his boss that lasted six years.
4 OBJECT 物品 informal old-fashioned used when describing an object, machine etc 东西
The computer was one of those little portable affairs.
5 be somebody’s affair if something is your affair, it only concerns you and you do not want anyone else to get involved in it 是某人自己的事
What I do in my free time is my affair.
1.N-SING 单数名词事情；事件 If an event or a series of events has been mentioned and you want to talk about it again, you can refer to it as the affair .
The government has mishandled the whole affair…
The affair began when customs officials inspected a convoy of 60 tankers…
The industry minister described the affair as ‘an absolute scandal’.
2.N-SING 单数名词…事件（指重要或有趣的事件或情况） You can refer to an important or interesting event or situation as ‘the … affair’.
【搭配模式】：usu the n-proper N
【FIELD标签】：mainly JOURNALISM 主新闻
…the damage caused to the CIA and FBI in the aftermath of the Watergate affair.
…confidential Bank of England documents relating to the BCCI affair.
3.N-SING 单数名词…事（指具有某种特点的事情） You can describe the main quality of an event by saying that it is a particular kind of affair .
【搭配模式】：usu supp N
Michael said that his planned 10-day visit would be a purely private affair…
Breakfast will be a cheerless affair for the Prime Minister this morning.
4.N-SING 单数名词（不寻常的或具有某种特点的）东西 You can describe an object as a particular kind of affair when you want to draw attention to a particular feature, or indicate that it is unusual.
All their beds were distinctive; Mac’s was an iron affair with brass knobs…
He tried dividing it into two bundles, tying them to his walking stick, and slinging the whole affair across his back.
5.N-COUNT 可数名词See also:love affair;风流韵事；私通 If two people who are not married to each other have an affair, they have a sexual relationship.
She was having an affair with someone at work.
6.N-PLURAL 复数名词See also:current affairs;state of affairs;（关于某个主题所有的）事务 You can use affairs to refer to all the important facts or activities that are connected with a particular subject.
【搭配模式】：usu supp N
He does not want to interfere in the internal affairs of another country…
With more details, here’s our foreign affairs correspondent.
7.N-PLURAL 复数名词私事；个人事务 Your affairs are all the matters connected with your life which you consider to be private and normally deal with yourself.
【搭配模式】：usu poss N
He was rational and consistent in the conduct of his affairs…
The unexpectedness of my father’s death meant that his affairs were not entirely in order.
8.N-SING 单数名词（不容别人干涉的）事务 If you say that a decision or situation is someone’s affair, you mean that it is their responsibility, and other people should not interfere.
If you wish to make a fool of yourself, that is your affair…
If they want to stay and fight, then I guess that’s their affair.
affairs [plural] : work or activities done for a purpose : commercial, professional, public, or personal business（商业机构、专业机构、公共或个人的）事务，活动
The group conducts its affairs [=business] in private.
We were told to arrange/settle our affairs. = We were told to put our affairs in order.
handling/managing someone else’s affairs
They seem to be quite pleased with the current/present state of affairs. [=situation] 他们似乎对目前的形势很满意。
She’s the company’s director of public affairs. [=the person who manages a company’s relationship with the public] 她是公司的公共事务部主管。
She’s an expert in foreign affairs. [=events and activities that involve foreign countries] 她是一名外事专家。
world/international affairs [=events and activities that involve different nations] 国际事务
After the war, the government focused on its own domestic affairs.
They accused the U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.
[count] : a matter that concerns or involves someone（与某人有关的）事
This has nothing to do with you. It’s not your affair. [=business, concern] = It’s none of your affair. [=business] 这事与你无关。别多管闲事。
How I choose to live is my affair, not yours.
[count] : a secret sexual relationship between two people : love affair（男女之间的）私通，风流韵事，暧昧关系
adulterous/extramarital affairs between married men and single women
— often used in the phrase have an affair常用于短语have an affair
She divorced her husband after she discovered that he was having an affair.
— often + with
She had an affair with a coworker.
[count] a : a social event or activity社交活动；喜庆事
He wants to make their wedding day an affair to remember. [=a special event] 他想让他们的婚礼这一天成为值得纪念的日子。
a simple/elaborate affair
We were invited to a black-tie affair [=a party in which men wear tuxedos and women wear fancy dresses] at the governor’s mansion.
b : an event or series of events that usually involves well-known people（涉及名人的）事件
the famous hostage affair of the late 1970s
The public has shown little interest in the whole affair.
— often used with proper names常与专有名词连用
the Iran-Contra affair [=scandal] 伊朗门事件
[count] informal : something made or produced : an object or thing（做成的）东西；物件
The only bridge across the river was a flimsy affair of ropes and rotten wood.