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5 definitions found
 for season
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Season \Sea"son\, n. [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. 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.
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              The several seasons of the year in their beauty.
                                                    --Addison.
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     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.
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              The season, prime for sweetest scents and airs.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. A period of time not very long; a while; a time.
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              Thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a
              season.                               --Acts xiii.
                                                    11.
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     4. That which gives relish; seasoning. [Obs.]
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              You lack the season of all natures, sleep. --Shak.
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     In season, in good time, or sufficiently early for the
        purpose.
  
     Out of season, beyond or out of the proper time or the
        usual or appointed time.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Season \Sea"son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seasoned; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Seasoning.]
     1. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
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              He is fit and seasoned for his passage. --Shak.
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     2. 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.
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     3. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of
        natural juices; as, to season timber.
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     4. To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or
        relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
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     5. Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable.
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              You season still with sports your serious hours.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              The proper use of wit is to season conversation.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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     6. To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper. "When
        mercy seasons justice." --Shak.
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     7. To imbue; to tinge or taint. "Who by his tutor being
        seasoned with the love of the truth." --Fuller.
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              Season their younger years with prudent and pious
              principles.                           --Jer. Taylor.
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     8. To copulate with; to impregnate. [R.] --Holland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Season \Sea"son\, v. i.
     1. To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted
        to a climate.
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     2. 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.
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     3. To give token; to savor. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  season
      n 1: 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: 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" [syn: season, time of
         year]
      3: a recurrent time marked by major holidays; "it was the
         Christmas season"
      v 1: lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting
           it" [syn: season, flavor, flavour]
      2: make fit; "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"
         [syn: season, harden]
      3: make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding
         something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism" [syn:
         temper, season, mollify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  177 Moby Thesaurus words for "season":
     abate, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt,
     adjust, adjust to, age, alter, anhydrate, assuage, attain majority,
     available, beautify, besprinkle, blast-freeze, bloom, box in,
     break, break in, breathe, brew, brine, case harden, circumscribe,
     color, come of age, come to maturity, condition, confirm, corn,
     cultivate, cure, day, decoct, dehydrate, desiccate, develop,
     diminish, discipline, domesticate, domesticize, dredge, dry,
     dry-cure, dry-salt, dye, edible, elaborate, embalm, embellish,
     enliven, entincture, establish, evaporate, evolve, familiarize,
     fateful moment, finish, fit, fix, flavor, fledge, flower, freeze,
     freeze-dry, fume, gentle, grow, grow up, habituate, harden, hedge,
     hedge about, hour, housebreak, imbrue, imbue, impregnate,
     infiltrate, infuse, instant, instill, interval, inure, irradiate,
     jerk, juncture, kairos, kipper, leave the nest, leaven, limit,
     marinade, marinate, mature, mellow, minute, mitigate, moderate,
     modify, modulate, moment, moment of truth, mummify, narrow,
     naturalize, occasion, opportunity, orient, orientate, palliate,
     penetrate, pep up, pepper, perfect, period, permeate, pervade,
     pickle, point, polish, pregnant moment, prepare, preservatize,
     psychological moment, qualify, quick-freeze, reach manhood,
     reach twenty-one, reach voting age, ready, reduce, refine,
     refrigerate, regulate by, restrain, restrict, ripe, ripen, salt,
     saturate, sauce, savor, school, seasonable, seasoned,
     set conditions, set limits, settle down, smoke, smoke-cure, soften,
     space, span, spell, spice, stage, steel, steep, stretch, stuff,
     suffuse, tame, temper, term, time, time lag, tincture, tinge,
     toga virilis, toughen, train, transfuse, while, wont
  
  

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