What does seasoning mean?

Definitions for seasoning
ˈsi zə nɪŋsea·son·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoningnoun

    something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

  2. seasoningnoun

    the act of adding a seasoning to food


  1. seasoningnoun

    Something used to add taste or flavour to food, such as a condiment, herb or spice.

  2. seasoningnoun

    A coat of burnt soot inside a cooking vessel, which has formed over repeated use, and which renders the surface non sticking.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seasoningnoun

    That which is added to any thing to give it a relish.

    Etymology: from season.

    Breads we have of several grains, with divers kinds of leavenings and seasonings; so that some do extremely move appetites, and some do nourish so as divers do live of them alone. Francis Bacon.

    Some abound with words, without any seasoning or taste of matter. Ben Jonson.

    A foundation of good sense, and a cultivation of learning, are required to give a seasoning to retirement, and make us taste the blessing. Dryden.

    Political speculations are of so dry and austere a nature, that they will not go down with the publick without frequent seasonings. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    The publick accept a paper which has in it none of those seasonings that recommend the writings which are in vogue among us. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Many vegetable substances are used by mankind as seasonings, which abound with a highly exalted aromatick oil; as thyme and savory. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. Seasoning

    Seasoning is the process of supplementing food via herbs, spices, salts, and/or sugar, intended to enhance a particular flavour.


  1. seasoning

    Seasoning is any substance such as salt, pepper, herbs, spices, or sauces, used to enhance the flavor or taste of food. It can also refer to the process of adding or mixing these substances with food during or after cooking. Seasoning can also help to preserve food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seasoning

    of Season

  2. Seasoningnoun

    the act or process by which anything is seasoned

  3. Seasoningnoun

    that which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment

  4. Seasoningnoun

    hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness; as, wit is the seasoning of conversation


  1. Seasoning

    Seasoning is the process of imparting flavor to or improving the flavor of food.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seasoning

    sē′zn-ing, n. that which is added to food to give it greater relish: anything added to increase enjoyment: in diamond-cutting, the charging of the laps or wheels with diamond dust and oil.—n. Sea′soning-tub, a trough in which dough is set to rise.—adj. Sea′sonless, without relish: insipid.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. seasoning

    The keeping a vessel standing a certain time after she is completely framed, and dubbed out for planking. A great prince of this maritime country in passing a dockyard, inquired what those basket-ships were for!

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seasoning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seasoning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of seasoning in a Sentence

  1. Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire:

    It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.

  2. Camren Brantley-Rios:

    My favorite way to cook crickets is with chili powder or taco seasoning-- I love Mexican food so seasoned crickets with lime juice works with all of my favorite foods.

  3. Kiyoko Araki:

    And soy sauce is seasoning every home needs.

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