- 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)
- seaside knotweed,
- seaside sparrow,
- season creep,
- season ticket,
- seasonal affective disorder
- 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 seasoned
Remove some shallots from the buttermilk and dredge in the seasoned flour mixture.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wonder if the seasoned salesman can spot the billionaires on sight.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gone are the wild-eyed revolutionaries in Donetsk and Luhansk, replaced by steely-eyed bureaucrats and seasoned combat veterans.
This two-person play is a showcase for seasoned actors, starting with Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We were very much on the same page in a sense,” the seasoned filmmaker tells The Daily Beast.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake|Alex Suskind|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was apparent that, seasoned to surprises as they were, Nick's presence took them aback.The Glimpses of the Moon|Edith Wharton
We have a nice curd porridge, seasoned with thyme, and some dried lamb for breakfast.Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
They should stew very slowly till tender, and not be seasoned till just before they are taken up.The American Housewife|Anonymous
Then here be fritters in the court fashion, made with curds of sack posset, eggs and ale, and seasoned with nutmeg and pepper.The Lancashire Witches|William Harrison Ainsworth
When the meat is sufficiently broiled it should be laid on a hot dish and seasoned.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
- (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
mid-15c., "flavored, spiced," past participle adjective from season (v.). Meaning "fit for use" is from 1540s; that of "acclimatized, accustomed" is from 1640s.
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.
"improve the flavor of by adding spices," c.1300, from Old French assaisoner "to ripen, season," from a- "to" (see ad-) + root of season (n.) on the notion of fruit becoming more palatable as it ripens. Applied to timber by 1540s. In 16c., it also meant "to copulate with."
see in season; open season.