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season


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Season  \Sea"son\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Seasoned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Seasoning}.] 
  1.  To  render  suitable  or  appropriate;  to  prepare;  to  fit 
 
  He  is  fit  and  seasoned  for  his  passage.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  Hence  to  prepare  by  drying  or  hardening,  or  removal  of 
  natural  juices;  as  to  season  timber. 
 
  4.  To  fit  for  taste;  to  render  palatable;  to  give  zest  or 
  relish  to  to  spice;  as  to  season  food. 
 
  5.  Hence  to  fit  for  enjoyment;  to  render  agrecable. 
 
  You  season  still  with  sports  your  serious  hours. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  The  proper  use  of  wit  is  to  season  conversation. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  6.  To  qualify  by  admixture;  to  moderate;  to  temper.  ``When 
  mercy  seasons  justice.''  --Shak. 
 
  7.  To  imbue;  to  tinge  or  taint.  ``Who  by  his  tutor  being 
  seasoned  with  the  love  of  the  truth.''  --Fuller. 
 
  Season  their  younger  years  with  prudent  and  pious 
  principles.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  8.  To  copulate  with  to  impregnate.  [R.]  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  The  several  seasons  of  the  year  in  their  beauty. 
  --Addison. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  season,  prime  for  sweetest  scents  and  airs. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  period  of  time  not  very  long;  a  while  a  time. 
 
  Thou  shalt  be  blind,  not  seeing  the  sun  for  a 
  season.  --Acts  xiii. 
  11. 
 
  4.  That  which  gives  relish;  seasoning.  [Obs.] 
 
  You  lack  the  season  of  all  natures,  sleep.  --Shak. 
 
  {In  season},  in  good  time,  or  sufficiently  early  for  the 
  purpose. 
 
  {Out  of  season},  beyond  or  out  of  the  proper  time  of  the 
  usual  or  appointed  time. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Season  \Sea"son\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  mature;  to  grow  fit  for  use  to  become  adapted 
  to  a  climate. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  To  give  token;  to  savor.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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"  or  "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:  {time  of  year}] 
  3:  a  recurrent  time  marked  by  major  holidays;  "it  was  the 
  Christmas  season" 
  v  1:  lend  flavor  to  [syn:  {flavor},  {flavour}] 
  2:  make  fit  "This  trip  will  season  even  the  hardiest 
  traveller"  [syn:  {harden}] 
  3:  make  more  temperate,  acceptable,  or  suitable  by  adding 
  something  else;  moderate;  "she  tempered  her  criticism" 
  [syn:  {temper}] 




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