- a period with reference to the total number of games to be played by a team: a 162-game season.
- a period with reference to the won-lost record of a team after it has completed its schedule: a .700 season.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- in the time or state for use, eating, etc.: Asparagus is now in season.
- in the period regulated by law, as for hunting and fishing.
- at the right time; opportunely.
- (of an animal, especially female) in a state of readiness for mating; in heat.
- in good season.
Origin of season
British Dictionary definitions for in season
- (of game) permitted to be caught or killed
- (of fresh food) readily available
- Also: in heat, on heat (of some female mammals) sexually receptive
Derived Formsseasoned, adjectiveseasoner, nounseasonless, adjective
Word Origin for season
Science definitions for in season
Idioms and Phrases with in season (1 of 2)
At the right time, opportunely, as in “The two young men desired to get back again in good season” (Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit, 1844).
Available and ready for eating, or other use; also, legal for hunting or fishing. For example, Strawberries are now in season, or Let me know when trout are in season and I'll go fishing with you. Both usages date from the 1300s, as does the antonym out of season, used for “inopportunely,” “unavailable,” and also for “not in fashion.” For example, Sorry, oysters are out of season this month, or This style used to be very popular, but it's been out of season for several years.
Idioms and Phrases with in season (2 of 2)
see in season; open season.