- a romantic relationship or episode between lovers; an amour.
- an active enthusiasm for something: my love affair with sailing.
Origin of love affair
Examples from the Web for love affair
I'm the most mistaken woman in the world, or there's some love-affair in the making.The Middle Class Gentleman
He spoke with some heat, which was his wont in every allusion to Jack's love-affair.
If he is successful in bringing up the apple, his love-affair will end happily.The Book of Hallowe'en
Ruth Edna Kelley
As for the love-affair itself, one's feelings towards it are mixed.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
What expiation could she offer hereafter if she were to persevere in this love-affair?Sentimental Education, Volume II
- a romantic or sexual relationship, esp a temporary one, between two people
- a great enthusiasm or liking for somethinga love affair with ballet
Idioms and Phrases with love affair
An intimate sexual relationship, as in They had a torrid love affair many years ago. This expression dates from about 1600, when it referred merely to the experiences connected with being in love. The current sense dates from the second half of the 1800s.
A strong enthusiasm, as in We can't ignore America's love affair with the automobile. [Mid-1900s]