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"


  1. season(Noun)

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

  2. season(Noun)

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

  3. season(Noun)

    That which gives relish.

    You lack the season of all natures, sleep. Shakespeare

  4. season(Noun)

    the period over which a series of Test matches are played

  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.

  6. season(Verb)

    To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt.

  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.

  8. season(Verb)

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

  9. season(Verb)

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

  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.

  11. Origin: 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

  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

  3. Season(noun)

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

  4. Season(noun)

    that which gives relish; seasoning

  5. Season(verb)

    to render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit

  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

  7. Season(verb)

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

  8. Season(verb)

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

  9. Season(verb)

    hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable

  10. Season(verb)

    to qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper

  11. Season(verb)

    to imbue; to tinge or taint

  12. Season(verb)

    to copulate with; to impregnate

  13. Season(verb)

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

  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

  15. Season(verb)

    to give token; to savor

  16. 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.]


  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.]

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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  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. Eugene Monroe:

    When the season is over.

  2. Len Goodman:

    This could be your season.

  3. Kevin Mahoney:

    Tis the Season to Get Wasted.

  4. Steve Greenberg:

    It's open season on R. Kelly.

  5. Brenda Davis:

    The season is off to a slow start.

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