Definition of "season" []

  • One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions. (noun)
  • The two divisions of the year, rainy and dry, in some tropical regions. (noun)
  • A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops: the holiday season; tomato season. (noun)
  • A suitable, natural, or convenient time: a season for merriment. (noun)
  • A period of time: gone for a season. (noun)
  • One of the four equal periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices, resulting from the apparent movement of the sun north and south of the equator during the course of the earth's orbit around it. These periods (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) have their characteristic weather conditions in different regions, and occur at opposite times of the year in the N and S hemispheres (noun)

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  • A period of the year characterized by particular conditions or activities (noun)
  • The period during which any particular species of animal, bird, or fish is legally permitted to be caught or killed (noun)
  • A period during which a particular entertainment, sport, etc, takes place (noun)
  • (esp formerly) a period of fashionable social events in a particular place (noun)
  • Any definite or indefinite period (noun)
  • Any of the major periods into which the ecclesiastical calendar is divided, such as Lent, Advent, or Easter (noun)
  • Christmas (esp in the phrases compliments of the season, Season's greetings) (noun)
  • A period or time that is considered proper, suitable, or natural for something (noun)
  • To add herbs, salt, pepper, or spice to (food) (verb)
  • To add zest to (verb)
  • (in the preparation of timber) to undergo or cause to undergo drying (verb)
  • To make or become mature or experienced (verb)
  • To mitigate or temper (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "season" in a sentence
  • "I am for _meddling with slavery everywhere_ -- _attacking it by night and by day, in season and out of season_ (no, it can never be out of season) -- in order to _effect its overthrow_."
  • "Stats that may or may not be relevant for today's match: * Four of the last five Utd v Liverpool games have had at least three goals* United's league record last season after Champ Lge matches: W3 D2 L5* There have been six red cards in the last seven matches* United have yet to concede a goal at Old Trafford this season* Liverpool are yet to score a league goal away from home this season"
  • "Another 25-win season is attainable, particularly if San Diego State's tradition of playing a relatively soft nonconference slate continues."