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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.]
Translations
nebýt sezóna
idõszerûtlen
ófáanlegur
mimo sezóny
-in mevsimi değil

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.