What does season mean?

Definitions for season
ˈsi zənsea·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. season(noun)

    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"

  2. season, time of year(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"

  3. season(verb)

    a recurrent time marked by major holidays

    "it was the Christmas season"

  4. season, flavor, flavour(verb)

    lend flavor to

    "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"

  5. season, harden(verb)

    make fit

    "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"

  6. temper, season, mollify(verb)

    make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate

    "she tempered her criticism"

Wiktionary

  1. season(Noun)

    Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  2. season(Noun)

    A part of a year when something particular happens: mating season, rainy season, football season.

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  3. season(Noun)

    That which gives relish.

    You lack the season of all natures, sleep. Shakespeare

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  4. season(Noun)

    the period over which a series of Test matches are played

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  5. season(Noun)

    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.

    The third season of Friends aired from 1996 to 1997.

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  6. season(Verb)

    To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt.

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  7. season(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  8. season(Verb)

    Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  9. season(Verb)

    To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

  10. season(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: sesoun, from seison, from sationem, accusative of satiō "act of sowing, planting" from satum, past participle of serere "to sow, plant" from seh₁-. Akin to sawan, Old English sæd. Displaced native Middle English sele (from Old English sæl), Middle English tide (from Old English tid).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Season(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Season(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Season(noun)

    a period of time not very long; a while; a time

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Season(noun)

    that which gives relish; seasoning

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Season(verb)

    to render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Season(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Season(verb)

    hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Season(verb)

    to fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Season(verb)

    hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Season(verb)

    to qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Season(verb)

    to imbue; to tinge or taint

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. Season(verb)

    to copulate with; to impregnate

    Etymology: [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.]

  13. Season(verb)

    to become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate

    Etymology: [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.]

  14. Season(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  15. Season(verb)

    to give token; to savor

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Season

    A season is a subdivision of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology, and hours of daylight. Seasons result from the yearly revolution of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth's axis relative to the plane of revolution. In temperate and polar regions, the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth's surface, variations of which may cause animals to go into hibernation or to migrate, and plants to be dormant. During May, June and July, the northern hemisphere is exposed to more direct sunlight because the hemisphere faces the sun. The same is true of the southern hemisphere in November, December and January. It is the tilt of the Earth that causes the Sun to be higher in the sky during the summer months which increases the solar flux. However, due to seasonal lag, June, July and August are the hottest months in the northern hemisphere and December, January and February are the hottest months in the southern hemisphere. In temperate and subpolar regions, generally four calendar-based seasons are recognized: spring, summer, autumn and winter. However, ecologists mostly use a six season model for temperate climate regions that includes pre-spring and late summer as distinct seasons along with the traditional four.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Season

    sē′zn, n. one of the four periods of the year: the usual or proper time for anything: any particular time: any period of time, esp. of some continuance, but not long: seasoning, relish.—v.t. to mature: to prepare for use: to accustom or fit for use by any process: to fit for the taste: to give relish to: to mingle: to moderate, temper, or qualify by admixture: to inure, imbue, tinge, or taint: to preserve from decay.—v.i. to become seasoned or matured: to grow fit for use: to become inured.—adj. Sea′sonable, happening in due season: occurring in good, suitable, or proper time: timely, opportune.—n. Sea′sonableness.—adv. Sea′sonably.—adj. Sea′sonal.—adv. Sea′sonally.—n. Sea′soner, one who, or that which, seasons: a sailor, &c., who hires for the season: a loafer, a beach-comber.—Season ticket (see Ticket).—Close season, close time; In season, ripe, fit and ready for use: allowed to be killed, fit to be eaten, edible; In season and out of season, at all times; Out of season, inopportune; The four seasons, the ember or fast days of the Church on days set apart in each of the four seasons. [O. Fr. seson (Fr. saison)—L. satio, -onis, seedtime.]

Editors Contribution

  1. season

    A unit of time with a specific weather and climate in a calendar year.

    Our seasons are accurate and defined.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  
  2. season

    A unit of time within a calendar year.

    The season was accurate and arrived on time.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'season' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #882

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'season' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1756

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'season' in Nouns Frequency: #365

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of season in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of season in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of season in a Sentence

  1. Steven Cahill:

    This earnings season will be an important test for valuations for these stocks, if it's a quarter where forward numbers have to come down, then all the fears of cord-cutting will be reinforced and these stocks will be stuck in a lower valuation range.

  2. Mohamed Ibn Chambas:

    They will take advantage of the end of the rainy season now to really go after them.

  3. Alejandro Agag:

    I believe the entire motorsport industry is going to emerge from this time stronger than ever, and I look forward to seeing our team join Extreme E to do our part in leaving an impactful legacy in each race location. Andretti has fielded entries in Formula E since its inaugural season, and Extreme E is an offshoot of that first electric series. Chip Ganassi, in its 30th season of professional racing, is making its debut in electric motorsports. As a leader, Chip Ganassi has never been afraid to innovate and adapt.

  4. James Collins:

    At minimum, doing it helps maintain what you have, especially as an athlete and a football player, as he’s going through a season and his bodies getting beat up, everything starts to shut down — ‘Boy, I feel stiff. I’m sore. I can’t do this.’ But if you’re doing things throughout the season, like yoga, to help maintain what you’ve established with your body, that helps you get through the season, helps reduce your chance of injury and things of that nature.

  5. Swiss Didier Defago:

    I'm glad. It's the best downhiller of the season ahead of me and I can only be content with my race.

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