Season meaning

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A period of time.

Gone for a season.

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The time when something specified flourishes, develops, takes place, or is popular, permitted, or at its best.

The opera season, the hunting season.

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To prepare the surface of (a piece of cookware) for use, as by applying a coat of oil or lard and then heating.
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The definition of a season is one of the four division in a calendar year, the best time to do something or when something typically happens.

An example of season is winter.

An example of season is football games being played from the beginning of September to February.

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To become usable, competent, or tempered.
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To season is defined as to add herbs and spices to make food more tasty.

An example of to season is adding fresh herbs to a dish.

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A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops.

The holiday season; tomato season.

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A suitable, natural, or convenient time.

A season for merriment.

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The suitable, fitting, or convenient time.
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A part of a year when something particular happens: mating season, rainy season, football season.
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(intransitive) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
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To improve or enhance the flavor of (food) by adding salt, spices, herbs, or other flavorings.
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To add zest, piquancy, or interest to.

Seasoned the lecture with jokes.

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To treat or dry (lumber, for example) until ready for use; cure.
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To render competent through trial and experience.

A lawyer who had been seasoned by years in the trial courts.

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To accustom or inure; harden.

Troops who had been seasoned in combat.

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To moderate; temper.
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Any of the four arbitrary divisions of the year, characterized chiefly by differences in temperature, precipitation, amount of daylight, and plant growth; spring, summer, fall (or autumn), or winter.
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A time or part of the year during which a specified kind of agricultural work is done or a specified kind of weather prevails.

The harvest season, the rainy season.

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The period of time during which a sports league's games are played, often, specif., excluding the preseason and postseason.
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A period of time.

A slack season in business.

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The period of time during which a specified festival or holiday occurs.

The Christmas season.

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Something that seasons.
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To make (food) more tasty by adding salt, spices, etc.
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To add zest or interest to.

To season a lecture with humor.

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To make used to; accustom; inure; acclimate.

Seasoned to a hard life.

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To make less harsh or severe; temper; soften.

Discipline seasoned with kindness.

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To become seasoned, as wood by drying.
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One of four natural divisions of the year—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—in temperate zones. Each season has its own characteristic weather and lasts approximately three months. The change in the seasons is brought about by the shift in the angle at which the Sun's rays strike the Earth. This angle changes as the Earth orbits in its yearly cycle around the Sun due to the tilt of the Earth's axis. For example, when the northern or southern hemisphere of the Earth is at an angle predominantly facing the Sun and has more daylight hours of direct, overhead sunlight than nighttime hours, it is in its summer season; the opposite hemisphere is in then opposite condition and is in its winter season.
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In some tropical climates, either of the two divisions—rainy and dry—into which the year is divided. These divisions are defined on the basis of levels of precipitation.
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Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter; yeartide.
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1605, Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth, III, 4

You lack the season of all natures, sleep.

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(cricket) The period over which a series of Test matches are played.
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(North America) A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of each.

The third season of Friends aired from 1996 to 1997.

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To make fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.
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Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
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(intransitive) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.
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in season
  • 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.
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out of season
  • Not available, permitted, or ready to be eaten, caught, or hunted.
  • Not at the right or proper moment; inopportunely.
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for a season
  • For a while.
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in good season
  • Early enough.
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in season
  • 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.
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out of season
  • Not in season.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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 satiōnem, accusative of satiō (“act of sowing, planting") from satum, past participle of serere (“to sow, plant") from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (“to sow, plant"). Akin to Old English sāwan (“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")).

    From Wiktionary