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sea·son

 (sē′zən)
n.
1.
a. One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions.
b. The two divisions of the year, rainy and dry, in some tropical regions.
2. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops: the holiday season; tomato season.
3. A suitable, natural, or convenient time: a season for merriment.
4. A period of time: gone for a season.
v. sea·soned, sea·son·ing, sea·sons
v.tr.
1. To improve or enhance the flavor of (food) by adding salt, spices, herbs, or other flavorings.
2. To add zest, piquancy, or interest to: seasoned the lecture with jokes.
3. To treat or dry (lumber, for example) until ready for use; cure.
4. To render competent through trial and experience: a lawyer who had been seasoned by years in the trial courts.
5. To accustom or inure; harden: troops who had been seasoned in combat. See Synonyms at harden.
6. To moderate; temper.
v.intr.
To become usable, competent, or tempered.
Idioms:
in season
1. Available or ready for eating or other use.
2. Legally permitted to be caught or hunted during a specified period.
3. At the right moment; opportunely.
4. In heat. Used of animals.
out of season
1. Not available, permitted, or ready to be eaten, caught, or hunted.
2. Not at the right or proper moment; inopportunely.

[Middle English, from Old French seison, from Latin satiō, satiōn-, act of sowing, from satus, past participle of serere, to plant; see sē- in Indo-European roots.]

season

(ˈsiːzən)
n
1. (Astronomy) one of the four equal periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices, resulting from the apparent movement of the sun north and south of the equator during the course of the earth's orbit around it. These periods (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) have their characteristic weather conditions in different regions, and occur at opposite times of the year in the N and S hemispheres
2. (Physical Geography) a period of the year characterized by particular conditions or activities: the rainy season.
3. (Hunting) the period during which any particular species of animal, bird, or fish is legally permitted to be caught or killed: open season on red deer.
4. a period during which a particular entertainment, sport, etc, takes place: a season at the National Theatre; the football season; the tourist season.
5. (esp formerly) a period of fashionable social events in a particular place: the London season.
6. any definite or indefinite period
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any of the major periods into which the ecclesiastical calendar is divided, such as Lent, Advent, or Easter
8. (sometimes capital) Christmas (esp in the phrases compliments of the season, Season's greetings)
9. a period or time that is considered proper, suitable, or natural for something
10. in good season early enough
11. (Hunting) (of game) permitted to be caught or killed
12. (Cookery) (of fresh food) readily available
13. (Zoology) Also: in heat or on heat (of some female mammals) sexually receptive
14. appropriate
vb
15. (Cookery) (tr) to add herbs, salt, pepper, or spice to (food)
16. (tr) to add zest to
17. (Forestry) (in the preparation of timber) to undergo or cause to undergo drying
18. (tr; usually passive) to make or become mature or experienced: seasoned troops.
19. (tr) to mitigate or temper: to season one's admiration with reticence.
[C13: from Old French seson, from Latin satiō a sowing, from serere to sow]
ˈseasoned adj
ˈseasoner n
ˈseasonless adj

sea•son

(ˈsi zən)

n.
1. one of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice but geographically at different dates in different climates.
2. a period of the year characterized by particular weather conditions: the rainy season.
3. a period of the year when something is best or available: the oyster season.
4. a period of the year marked by certain conditions, activities, etc.: baseball season.
5. a period of the year immediately before and after a special holiday or occasion: the Christmas season.
6. an athletic team's term of competitive play in terms of total games or overall success.
7. period; time: in the season of my youth.
v.t.
8. to give flavor to (food) by adding condiments, spices, or the like.
9. to enhance: conversation seasoned with wit.
10. to make fit or inure by experience.
11. to prepare for use, as by drying.
v.i.
12. to become seasoned.
Idioms:
1. in good season, in enough time; sufficiently early.
2. in season,
a. in the proper time or state for use: Asparagus is now in season.
b. in the period regulated by law, as for hunting and fishing.
c. (of an animal, esp. female) in heat.
3. out of season, not in season.
[1250–1300; Middle English seso(u)n < Old French se(i)son < Latin satiōnem, acc. of satiō the act of sowing (Vulgar Latin: sowing time), derivative of sa- (variant s. of serere to sow)]

sea·son

(sē′zən)
1. One of four natural divisions of the year—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—in the North or South Temperate Zones. Each season begins as the sun passes through a solstice or an equinox.
2. In some tropical climates, either of the two parts—rainy and dry—into which the year is divided.

season


Past participle: seasoned
Gerund: seasoning

Imperative
season
season
Present
I season
you season
he/she/it seasons
we season
you season
they season
Preterite
I seasoned
you seasoned
he/she/it seasoned
we seasoned
you seasoned
they seasoned
Present Continuous
I am seasoning
you are seasoning
he/she/it is seasoning
we are seasoning
you are seasoning
they are seasoning
Present Perfect
I have seasoned
you have seasoned
he/she/it has seasoned
we have seasoned
you have seasoned
they have seasoned
Past Continuous
I was seasoning
you were seasoning
he/she/it was seasoning
we were seasoning
you were seasoning
they were seasoning
Past Perfect
I had seasoned
you had seasoned
he/she/it had seasoned
we had seasoned
you had seasoned
they had seasoned
Future
I will season
you will season
he/she/it will season
we will season
you will season
they will season
Future Perfect
I will have seasoned
you will have seasoned
he/she/it will have seasoned
we will have seasoned
you will have seasoned
they will have seasoned
Future Continuous
I will be seasoning
you will be seasoning
he/she/it will be seasoning
we will be seasoning
you will be seasoning
they will be seasoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been seasoning
you have been seasoning
he/she/it has been seasoning
we have been seasoning
you have been seasoning
they have been seasoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been seasoning
you will have been seasoning
he/she/it will have been seasoning
we will have been seasoning
you will have been seasoning
they will have been seasoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been seasoning
you had been seasoning
he/she/it had been seasoning
we had been seasoning
you had been seasoning
they had been seasoning
Conditional
I would season
you would season
he/she/it would season
we would season
you would season
they would season
Past Conditional
I would have seasoned
you would have seasoned
he/she/it would have seasoned
we would have seasoned
you would have seasoned
they would have seasoned

season

To improve the flavor of something by adding salt, pepper, spices or herbs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.season - a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some fieldseason - a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field; "he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company"; "she always looked forward to the avocado season"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
growing season - the season during which a crop grows best
seedtime - the time during which seeds should be planted
sheepshearing - the time or season when sheep are sheared
holiday season - a time when many people take holidays
high season, peak season - the season when travel is most active and rates are highest; "they traveled to Europe in high season"
off-season - the season when travel is least active and rates are lowest
preseason - a period prior to the beginning of the regular season which is devoted to training and preparation
baseball season - the season when baseball is played
basketball season - the season when basketball is played
exhibition season - the time before the regular games begin when football or baseball teams play practice games
fishing season - the season during which it is legal to catch fish
football season - the season when football is played
hockey season - the season when hockey is played
hunting season - the season during which it is legal to kill a particular species
social season - the season for major social events
theatrical season - the season when new plays are produced
Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek - Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)
2.season - one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons"
harvest time, harvest - the season for gathering crops
haying time, haying - the season for cutting and drying and storing grass as fodder
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
year - the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; "a Martian year takes 687 of our days"
autumn, fall - the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
spring, springtime - the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
summer, summertime - the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
winter, wintertime - the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
rainy season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
dry season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
3.season - a recurrent time marked by major holidays; "it was the Christmas season"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
Michaelmastide - the season of Michaelmas
Lammastide - the season of Lammas
Eastertide - the Easter season
Twelfthtide - the season of Epiphany
Allhallowtide - the season of All Saints' Day
Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Noel, Yule, Yuletide - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Advent - the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
Shrovetide - immediately preceding Lent
Lent, Lententide - a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
Verb1.season - lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
sauce - dress (food) with a relish
curry - season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
resinate - impregnate with resin to give a special flavor to; "Greek wines are often resinated"
spice up, zest, spice - add herbs or spices to
savour, savor - give taste to
salt - add salt to
2.season - make fit; "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"
toughen - make tough or tougher; "This experience will toughen her"
3.season - make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something elseseason - make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"

season

noun
1. period, time, term, spell, time of year birds arriving for the breeding season
verb
1. flavour, salt, spice, lace, salt and pepper, enliven, pep up, leaven Season the meat with salt and pepper.
2. mature, age, condition, prime, prepare, temper, mellow, ripen, acclimatize Ensure that the new wood has been seasoned.
3. make experienced, train, mature, prepare, discipline, harden, accustom, toughen, inure, habituate, acclimatize, anneal Both actors seem to have been seasoned by experience.
in season available, on the market, obtainable, on offer, abundant, plentiful Fresh apricots are only available from fruiterers when in season.
Quotations
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" Bible: Ecclesiastes
"summer afternoon - summer afternoon. the two most beautiful words in the English language" [Henry James]
"season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" [John Keats To Autumn]
"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" [Percy Bysshe Shelley Ode to the West Wind]
"in the bleak mid-winter" [Christina Rosetti Mid-Winter]
"In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love" [Alfred, Lord Tennyson Locksley Hall]
Proverbs
"One swallow does not make a summer"

Seasons

SeasonRelated adjective
springvernal
summeraestival or estival
autumnautumnal
winterhibernal or hiemal

season

noun
1. A specific length of time characterized by the occurrence of certain conditions or events:
2. A regular period of sexual excitement in female mammals:
3. A span designated for a given activity:
verb
1. To impart flavor to:
2. To make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure:
Translations
مَوْسِميُتَبِّل، يُطَيِّبيُجَفَّف الخَشَبفصلفَصْل
roční obdobísezónasušit na vzduchuobdobíochutit
årstidkrydrelagremodnesæson
vuodenaikahöystääkausimaustaa
godišnje doba
évszakidénykiérlelszezonérlel
musim
árstíîkryddaláta veîrasttímabil, vertíî
季節
계절
sezonassezoninisbūdingas kuriam nors metų laikuiįprastas kuriam nors metų laikuimetas
gadalaiksļaut nostāvētiespievienot garšvielassezona
condimenta
ročné obdobiesezóna
letni čas
doba
säsongårstid
ฤดู
mevsimsezonsertleştirmekçeşni katmakkurutmak
mùa

season

[ˈsiːzn]
A. N
1. (= period of the year) → estación f
the four seasonslas cuatro estaciones
what's your favourite season?¿cuál es tu estación preferida?
at this seasonen esta época del año
the dry/rainy seasonla temporada de secas/de lluvias
2. (for specific activity) → temporada f
for a seasondurante una temporada
we did a season at La Scala (Theat) → representamos en la Scala durante una temporada
did you have a good season?¿qué tal la temporada?
"Season's Greetings"Felices Pascuas
the busy seasonla temporada alta
the Christmas seasonlas navidades
the closed season (Hunting) → la veda
the fishing/football seasonla temporada de pesca/de fútbol
at the height of the seasonen plena temporada
during the holiday seasonen la temporada de vacaciones
to be in season [fruit] → estar en sazón; [animal] → estar en celo
the London seasonla temporada social de Londres
the open season (Hunting) → la temporada de caza or de pesca
to be out of seasonestar fuera de temporada
3. (liter) (= appropriate time) for everything there is a seasontodo tiene su momento
in due seasona su tiempo
it was not the season for jokesno era el momento oportuno para chistes
a word in seasonuna palabra a propósito
in season and out of seasona tiempo y a destiempo
B. VT
1. (Culin) → sazonar, condimentar (with con) season to tastesazonar a gusto
a speech seasoned with witun discurso salpicado de agudezas
2. [+ wood, timber] → curar
C. CPD season ticket N (Theat, Rail, Sport) → abono m
season ticket holder Nabonado/a m/f

season

[ˈsiːzən]
n
(= time of year) → saison f
What's your favourite season? → Quelle est ta saison préférée?
the dry season → la saison sèche
the wet season → la saison humide
the planting season → la saison des semailles
the breeding season → la saison des amours
(for fruit, vegetables)saison f
to be in season [fruit, vegetables] → être de saison
to be out of season [fruit, vegetables] → ne pas être de saison
(SPORT)saison f
the football season → la saison de football
(for hunting)saison f
the open season → la saison de la chasse
(for trade, tourism)saison f
out of season → hors saison
It's cheaper to go there out of season → C'est moins cher d'y aller hors saison.
during the holiday season → en période de vacances
the busy season (for shops)la pleine saison; (for hotels)la pleine saison
the Christmas season → la saison de Noël
Season's Greetings! → Joyeux Noël et bonne année!
(THEATRE)saison f théâtrale
a season of three new plays → une saison théâtrale de trois nouveaux spectacles
[films] → cycle m
a new season of horror films on TV → un nouveau cycle de films d'horreur à la télévision
[female animal] to be in season → être en chaleur
vtassaisonner
season to taste → assaisonnez selon votre goût

season

n
(of the year)Jahreszeit f; rainy/monsoon seasonRegen-/Monsunzeit f
(= social season, sporting season etc)Saison f; nesting/hunting seasonBrut-/Jagdzeit f; the football seasondie Fußballsaison; the strawberry seasondie Erdbeerzeit; strawberries are in season/out of season nowfür Erdbeeren ist jetzt die richtige/nicht die richtige Zeit; their bitch is in seasonihre Hündin ist läufig; in and out of seasonandauernd, jahrein (und) jahraus; to go somewhere out of/in seasonan einen Ort fahren or gehen, wenn keine Saison/wenn Saison ist; at the height of the seasonin der or zur Hochsaison; the height of the London seasonder Höhepunkt der Londoner Saison; the season of good will (= Christmas)die Zeit der Nächstenliebe; “Season’s greetings”fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr; totally last season (inf)absolut von gestern (inf)
(Theat) → Spielzeit f; they did a season at La Scalasie spielten eine Saison lang an der Scala; for a seasoneine Spielzeit lang; (TV, Film) → Serie f; (of series)Staffel f; a Dustin Hoffman season, a season of Dustin Hoffman filmseine Serie von Dustin-Hoffman-Filmen
(fig liter) in due seasonzu gegebener Zeit; in good seasonrechtzeitig; if I might offer a word in seasonwenn ich dazu meinen Rat anbieten darf
vt
foodwürzen; (fig: = temper) → durchsetzen
woodablagern; (fig: = inure) troopsstählen

season

[ˈsiːzn]
1. n (gen) → stagione f
to be in/out of season → essere di/fuori stagione
the Christmas season → il periodo natalizio
"Season's Greetings" → "Buone Feste"
the busy season (for shops) → il periodo di punta (for hotels) → l'alta stagione
football/fishing season → stagione calcistica/della pesca
the open season (Hunting) → la stagione della caccia
it's against the law to hunt during the closed season → è proibito dalla legge andare a caccia quando la stagione è chiusa
in season (Zool) → in calore
2. vt
a. (wood) → stagionare
b. (Culin) → condire

season

(ˈsiːzn) noun
1. one of the main divisions of the year according to the regular variation of the weather, length of day etc. The four seasons are spring, summer, autumn and winter; The monsoon brings the rainy season.
2. the usual, proper or suitable time for something. the football season.
verb
1. to add salt, pepper, mustard etc to. She seasoned the meat with plenty of pepper.
2. to let (wood) be affected by rain, sun etc until it is ready for use.
ˈseasonable adjective
(negative unseasonable) (of weather) of the kind that is to be expected for a particular time of year.
ˈseasonal adjective
done at a particular season only. seasonal work as a waitress; seasonal sports.
ˈseasoned adjective
experienced. seasoned political campaigners.
ˈseasoning noun
something used to season food. Salt and pepper are used as seasonings.
season ticket
a ticket (usually for travel) that can be used repeatedly during a certain period. a three-month season ticket.
in season
(of food) available, ready for eating. That fruit is not in season just now.
out of season
not in season.

season

مَوْسِم roční období årstid Jahreszeit εποχή estación vuodenaika saison godišnje doba stagione 季節 계절 seizoen årstid pora roku estação do ano время года säsong ฤดู mevsim mùa 季节

sea·son

n. estación; temporada;
v. [cooking] sazonar.

season

n (winter, spring, etc.) estación f; (for a disease, etc.) temporada; flu — temporada gripal or de la gripe
References in classic literature ?
Hesiod's diction is in the main Homeric, but one of his charms is the use of quaint allusive phrases derived, perhaps, from a pre- Hesiodic peasant poetry: thus the season when Boreas blows is the time when `the Boneless One gnaws his foot by his fireless hearth in his cheerless house'; to cut one's nails is `to sever the withered from the quick upon that which has five branches'; similarly the burglar is the `day-sleeper', and the serpent is the `hairless one'.
Therefore, he must wait for the next ensuing season.
I found after I came about two miles up, that the tide did not flow any higher, and that it was no more than a little brook of running water, very fresh and good; but this being the dry season, there was hardly any water in some parts of it - at least not enough to run in any stream, so as it could be perceived.
Beside the regular operations of these formidable rivals, there have been from time to time desultory enterprises, or rather experiments, of minor associations, or of adventurous individuals beside roving bands of independent trappers, who either hunt for themselves, or engage for a single season, in the service of one or other of the main companies.
The apprehensions of hostility from the natives had subsided; indeed, as the season advanced, the Indians for the most part had disappeared from the neighborhood, and abandoned the sea-coast, so that, for want of their aid, the colonists had at times suffered considerably for want of provisions.
Therefore I have read with profound regret, in that article upon the yachting season of a certain year, that the seamanship on board racing yachts is not now what it used to be only a few, very few, years ago.
And so today we pledge an end to the era of deadlock and drift, and a new season of American renewal has begun.
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration.
Several weeks were consumed in this cheerless manner, during which the inhabitants of the country gradually changed their pursuits from the social and bustling movements of the time of snow to the laborious and domestic engagements of the coming season, The village was no longer thronged with visitors; the trade that had enlivened the shops for several months, began to disappear; the highways lost their shining coats of beaten snow in impassable sloughs, and were deserted by the gay and noisy travellers who, in sleighs, had, during the winter, glided along their windings; and, in short, everything seemed indicative of a mighty change, not only in the earth, but in those who derived their sources of comfort and happiness from its bosom.
The sacredness of the season seemed to have been almost wholly lost sight of.
Preparation for her first season helped her to forget her misadventure.
Every being, which during its natural lifetime produces several eggs or seeds, must suffer destruction during some period of its life, and during some season or occasional year, otherwise, on the principle of geometrical increase, its numbers would quickly become so inordinately great that no country could support the product.