- 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.
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Contemporary Examples of season
We won't find out this season, though it comes up occasionally.
Will the Pam/Krieger relationship be an ongoing theme this season?
Will we discover whether or not Krieger is a clone this season, and will that be an ongoing plotline?
And we have a lot of great guests this season: Greta Gerwig, Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi is back—I love that guy.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
Then again, this is not the high-spirited Mary we met in Season 1—indeed, none of the Crawleys are the same.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means
January 2, 2015
Historical Examples of season
The city-pent, as we have intimated, must take this season largely on faith.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
At this season of the year the vintagers are joyous and negligent.
We should recollect also that the season of peace is best adapted to these preparations.
It was hard to say at which season of the year Overton campus was most beautiful.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
At this season they are not very fat, but we were easily pleased.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
- (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.