- seasonal affective disorder,
- seasonal unemployment,
- seasons, the,
- seat belt
Origin of seasoning
- 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)
Origin of season
Examples from the Web for seasoning
Rub pork loin with paprika, Cajun seasoning, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Marinate flank steak in garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, oil, salt and pepper.
Kelvin remembered wrapping mackerel in them and eating them wild with seasoning.
Here, he seasons salmon like a pro and dishes out lessons about the importance of cleanliness and seasoning.2 Chainz, Snoop Lion, and More Rappers in the Kitchen|Filipa Ioannou|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Add the crème fraîche, Parmesan, and lemon juice and check the seasoning.
A dish made of pounded biscuit and salt beef cut into small pieces, boiled up with seasoning.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The diseases they contracted on the passage, and their deaths in the seasoning, all made for the same doctrine.The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the|Thomas Clarkson
Beat the eggs and milk well together, rub the meal smooth with it, add the vegetables and seasoning, and fry as an omelet.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book|Thomas R. Allinson
Then there was the salad and the seasoning of it to just that degree of the "delicieux" the palate revels in.The Greater Love|George T. McCarthy
In olden times it was highly reputed for seasoning and for medicine among the Greeks and the Romans.
- (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
"act of adding flavor," 1510s; "something added to a dish to impart flavor," 1570s, verbal noun from season (v.).
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.