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Definitions of season

  1. lend flavor to; " Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
  2. make fit; " This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"
  3. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; " she tempered her criticism"
  4. 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"
  5. a recurrent time marked by major holidays; " it was the Christmas season"
  6. a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field; " he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company" or" she always looked forward to the avocado season"
  7. 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"
  8. 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 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.
  9. A period of time not very long; a while; a time.
  10. That which gives relish; seasoning.
  11. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
  12. To 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.
  13. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
  14. To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
  15. Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable.
  16. To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper.
  17. To imbue; to tinge or taint.
  18. To copulate with; to impregnate.
  19. To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
  20. 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.
  21. To give token; to savor.
  22. Any particular time as distinguished from others; as, the holiday season; one of the four divisions of the year, as spring, summer, autumn, and winter; a suitable or convenient time; as, the season for shooting; a short time.
  23. To mature or make perfect; prepare by drying and hardening, or removing natural juices; as, to season timber; render eatable by adding salt, pepper, etc.; to moderate or temper.
  24. To become fit for use; to become used to the climate; to become cured.
  25. One of the four periods of the year: the usual or proper time: any particular time: any period of time.
  26. To mature: to prepare for use: to accustom: to fit for the taste: to give relish to: to mingle: to moderate.
  27. To become seasoned or matured: to grow fit for use: to become inured.
  28. SEASONER.
  29. A fit time; any period; one of the four divisions of the year.
  30. To mature; dry; give a flavor to.
  31. To give relish or zest to; prepare for use, as lumber by drying; mitigate; moderate.
  32. To become dry or fit for use; mature.
  33. A division of the year, as spring, summer, autumn, or winter.
  34. A period of time.
  35. A fit time.
  36. A fit or suitable time; the usual of appointed time; any time; a period of time; one of the four divisions of the year. To be in season, to be in good time. To be out of season, to be too late.
  37. To fit; to prepare; to mature; to accustom; to prepare for use; to render palatable, or to give a relish to; to render more agreeable; to render less severe; to temper; to imbue.
  38. To become mature; to become inured; to become seasoned.
  39. Suitable or convenient time; any particular time, as distinguished from others; one of the four divisions of the year, spring, summer, autumn, winter.
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