Gone for a season.
The opera season, the hunting season.
An example of season is winter.
An example of season is football games being played from the beginning of September to February.
An example of to season is adding fresh herbs to a dish.
The holiday season; tomato season.
A season for merriment.
Seasoned the lecture with jokes.
A lawyer who had been seasoned by years in the trial courts.
Troops who had been seasoned in combat.
The harvest season, the rainy season.
A slack season in business.
The Christmas season.
To season a lecture with humor.
Seasoned to a hard life.
Discipline seasoned with kindness.
The third season of Friends aired from 1996 to 1997.
- Available or ready for eating or other use.
- Legally permitted to be caught or hunted during a specified period.
- At the right moment; opportunely.
- In heat. Used of animals.
- Not available, permitted, or ready to be eaten, caught, or hunted.
- Not at the right or proper moment; inopportunely.
- For a while.
- Early enough.
- Available fresh for use as food.
- At the legally established time for being hunted or caught.
- In or at the suitable or proper time.
- In good season; early enough.
- In heat.
- Not in season.
Origin of season
- Middle English from Old French seison from Latin satiō satiōn- act of sowing from satus past participle of serere to plant sē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English sesoun, seson (“time of the year"), from Old French seson, seison (“time of sowing, seeding"), from Latin satiÅnem, accusative of satiÅ (“act of sowing, planting") from satum, past participle of serere (“to sow, plant") from Proto-Indo-European *sehâ‚- (“to sow, plant"). Akin to Old English sÄwan (“to sow"), Old English sÇ£d (“seed"). Displaced native Middle English sele (“season") (from Old English sÇ£l (“season, time, occasion")), Middle English tide (“season, time of year") (from Old English tÄ«d (“time, period, yeartide, season")).