- 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
Synonyms for season
Examples from the Web for postseason
Contemporary Examples of postseason
I will probably watch over 300 hours of this game before the postseason starts.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?
September 11, 2014
The league has always made its largest chunk of revenue from the postseason, and postseason ratings are dependent on big stars.Kevin Durant Is Poised For NBA Supremacy
February 20, 2014
He also said the Nittany Lions are ineligible to play in postseason games for the next four years.NCAA Sanctions: Let’s Forget About Football Now
July 23, 2012
He now owns the postseason title for most yards per completion.Why Tim Tebow Is the Sarah Palin of Football
January 14, 2012
Top-ranked crews would compete in the postseason, culminating in a media-saturated national championship.Break Dancing's Big Break?
April 9, 2010
- (of game) permitted to be caught or killed
- (of fresh food) readily available
- Also: in heat, on heat(of some female mammals) sexually receptive
Word Origin for season
c.1300, "a period of the year," with reference to weather or work, also "proper time, suitable occasion," from Old French seison, saison "season, date; right moment, appropriate time" (Modern French saison) "a sowing, planting," from Latin sationem (nominative satio) "a sowing, planting," noun of action from past participle stem of serere "to sow" (see sow (v.)).
Sense shifted in Vulgar Latin from "act of sowing" to "time of sowing," especially "spring, regarded as the chief sowing season." In Old Provençal and Old French (and thus in English), this was extended to "season" in general. In other Indo-European languages, generic "season" (of the year) words typically are from words for "time," sometimes with a word for "year" (e.g. Latin tempus (anni), German Jahrzeit). Of game (e.g. out of season) from late 14c. Spanish estacion, Italian stagione are unrelated, being from Latin statio "station."
Meaning "time of year during which a place is most frequented" is from 1705. Season ticket is attested from 1820.
see in season; open season.