- 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
Related Words for seasonedwise, skillful, knowledgeable, accomplished, qualified, trained, competent, hardened, practiced, tried, prepared, tested, matured, vet, weathered, adept, expert, familiar, pro, professional
Examples from the Web for seasoned
Contemporary Examples of seasoned
Remove some shallots from the buttermilk and dredge in the seasoned flour mixture.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
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
December 6, 2014
Gone are the wild-eyed revolutionaries in Donetsk and Luhansk, replaced by steely-eyed bureaucrats and seasoned combat veterans.East Ukraine: Back in the USSR
November 19, 2014
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
September 11, 2014
“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
September 9, 2014
Historical Examples of seasoned
Boiled and seasoned as spinach it makes equally good greens.Her Father's Daughter
Only three things could here interest these seasoned African travellers.
He, old and seasoned traveller as he was, had indeed fallen under the spell.
Fill it with slices of the lean of cold mutton, or lamb, seasoned also.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
It's only a seasoning, and we must all be seasoned, one way or another.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
- (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.
see in season; open season.