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season

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noun sea·son \ˈsē-zən\

Definition of season

  1. 1a :  a time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature in a season of religious awakening — F. A. Christieb :  a suitable or natural time or occasion when my season comes to sit on David's throne — John Miltonc :  an indefinite period of time :  while sent home again to her father for a season — Francis Hackett

  2. 2a :  a period of the year characterized by or associated with a particular activity or phenomenon hay fever season: such as (1) :  a period associated with some phase or activity of agriculture (such as growth or harvesting) (2) :  a period in which an animal engages in some activity (such as migrating or mating); also :  estrus, heat (3) :  the period normally characterized by a particular kind of weather a long rainy season (4) :  a period marked by special activity especially in some field tourist season hunting season (5) :  a period in which a place is most frequentedb :  one of the four quarters into which the year is commonly dividedc :  the time of a major holiday

  3. 3 :  year a boy of seven seasons

  4. 4 [Middle English sesoun, from sesounen to season] :  seasoning

  5. 5 :  the schedule of official games played or to be played by a sports team during a playing season got through the season undefeated

  6. 6 :  off-season closed for the season

in season

  1. 1 :  at the right time

  2. 2 :  at the stage of greatest fitness (as for eating) peaches are in season

  3. 3 :  legally available to be hunted or caught

out of season

  1. :  not in season

Examples of season in a Sentence

  1. I enjoy watching the seasons change every year.

  2. These plants have a short growing season.

  3. Deer season starts next week.

  4. Monsoon season is coming soon.

  5. This season's fashions are very feminine.

  6. Pink is in style this season.

  7. The theater company will be putting on plays by Shakespeare this season.

  8. one of the shows in the network's season lineup

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Origin and Etymology of season

Middle English sesoun, from Anglo-French seison natural season, appropriate time, from Latin sation-, satio action of sowing, from serere to sow — more at sow

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season

verb sea·son

Definition of season

seasoned

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seasoning

play \ˈsēz-niŋ, ˈsē-zən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to give (food) more flavor or zest by adding seasoning or savory ingredientsb :  to give a distinctive quality to as if by seasoning; especially :  to make more agreeable advice seasoned with witc archaic :  to qualify by admixture :  temper

  3. 2a :  to treat (something, such as wood or a skillet) so as to prepare for useb :  to make fit by experience a seasoned veteran

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become seasoned

Examples of season in a Sentence

  1. You must season the firewood.

  2. the chef seasoned the vegetables as soon as they came out of the oven

Recent Examples of season from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of season

Middle English sesounen, back-formation from sesounde flavored, from Anglo-French seisoné brought to a desired state, from seison


SEASON Defined for English Language Learners

season

verb

Definition of season for English Language Learners

  • : to add salt, pepper, spices, etc., to (something) to give it more flavor

  • : to make (wood) ready for use by slowly drying it


SEASON Defined for Kids

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season

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noun sea·son \ˈsē-zən\

Definition of season for Students

  1. 1 :  one of the four quarters into which a year is commonly divided

  2. 2 :  a period of time associated with something special apple season


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season

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verb sea·son

Definition of season for Students

seasoned

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seasoning

  1. 1 :  to add flavor to (food) with spices and herbs

  2. 2 :  to make suitable for use (as by aging or drying) Has this wood been seasoned?



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