- 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
Examples from the Web for preseason
He played well enough [during the preseason] for a team with a need on the defensive line to consider that.Michael Sam, the First Openly Gay NFL Draftee, Has Earned the Right to Play Ball|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the Kings and the Lakers met in the 2003 preseason, the drama picked up right where it left off.Did NBA Referees Snatch Destiny From The Sacramento Kings?|Matt Gallagher|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is as heartfelt and genuine at these gatherings as he is at the Friday preseason workouts.Frank Hall, Coach Who Chased the Chardon High School Gunman, Is a Hero|Michael Daly|February 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Plimpton was the writer who was briefly allowed to play quarterback in a Detroit Lions preseason game a half-century ago.
British Dictionary definitions for preseason (1 of 2)
- the period immediately before the official season for a particular sport begins
- (as modifier)a series of preseason friendly matches
British Dictionary definitions for preseason (2 of 2)
- (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 preseason
Idioms and Phrases with preseason
see in season; open season.