Definition of Season
1. Noun. A period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field. "She always looked forward to the avocado season"
Specialized synonyms: Growing Season, Seedtime, Sheepshearing, Holiday Season, High Season, Peak Season, Off-season, Preseason, Baseball Season, Basketball Season, Exhibition Season, Fishing Season, Football Season, Hockey Season, Hunting Season, Social Season, Theatrical Season, Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek
2. Verb. Lend flavor to. "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Specialized synonyms: Sauce, Curry, Resinate, Spice, Spice Up, Zest, Savor, Savour, Salt
Causes: Savor, Savour, Taste
Derivative terms: Flavor, Flavorer, Flavoring, Flavour, Flavourer, Flavouring, Seasoner, Seasoner, Seasoning, Seasoning
3. Noun. 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"
Specialized synonyms: Harvest, Harvest Time, Haying, Haying Time, Autumn, Fall, Spring, Springtime, Summer, Summertime, Winter, Wintertime, Rainy Season, Dry Season
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Year
4. Verb. Make fit. "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"
5. Noun. A recurrent time marked by major holidays. "It was the Christmas season"
Specialized synonyms: Michaelmastide, Lammastide, Eastertide, Twelfthtide, Allhallowtide, Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Noel, Yule, Yuletide, Advent, Shrovetide, Lent, Lententide
6. Verb. Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate. "She tempered her criticism"
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Mollification, Mollification
Definition of Season
1. n. One of the divisions of the year, marked by alterations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three seasons, -- the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, -- the dry and the rainy.
2. v. t. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
3. v. i. To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
Definition of Season
1. Noun. Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter. ¹
2. Noun. A part of a year when something particular happens: ''mating season'', ''rainy season'', ''football season''. ¹
3. Noun. (obsolete) That which gives relish. ¹
4. Noun. (cricket) the period over which a series of Test matches are played ¹
5. Noun. (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. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive) To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) 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. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber. ¹
9. Verb. (intransitive) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate. ¹
10. Verb. (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. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Season
1. to heighten or improve the flavor of by adding savory ingredients [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Season
1. 1. One of the divisions of the year, marked by alternations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc, caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognised. Some parts of the world have three seasons, the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, the dry and the rainy. "The several seasons of the year in their beauty." (Addison) 2. Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture; as, the season for planting; the season for rest. "The season, prime for sweetest scents and airs." (Milton) 3. A period of time not very long; a while; a time. "Thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season." (Acts xiii. 11) 4. That which gives relish; seasoning. "You lack the season of all natures, sleep." (Shak) In season, in good time, or sufficiently early for the purpose. Out of season, beyond or out of the proper time of the usual or appointed time. Origin: OE. Sesoun, F. Saison, properly, the sowing time, fr. L. Satio a sowing, a planting, fr. Serere, satum, to sow, plant; akin to E. Sow, v, to scatter, as seed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Season
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1921)
"Statistically it was an interesting season to those who like statistics. ... The all-season run was again conspicuously prominent, several plays starting as ..."
2. Proceedings by American Pomological Society (1900)
"If cow peas be grown late in the season they stay green until late in the fall and the voots hold the soil until spring cultivation begins. 6. ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This latter plan is accomplished by sub-soiling, deep plowing at the proper season, growing of such crops as clover, cowpeas, etc., in the rotation, ..."
4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"After a second season at Birmingham he performed at Love's new theatre at Richmond. In 1767 he was the original Watty Cockney in ' Love in the City ..."