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
Synonyms for season
Related Words for seasoninggravy, condiment, salt, dressing, sauce, spice, pepper, herb, relish, zest, pungency
Examples from the Web for seasoning
Contemporary Examples of 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.Uncovering the Secrets of St. Kitts
Debra A. Klein
June 21, 2014
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
August 12, 2013
Add the crème fraîche, Parmesan, and lemon juice and check the seasoning.Three Quinoa Recipes for Your Weekend Parties
May 26, 2013
Historical Examples of seasoning
Take the chops out of the butter, and cover them with the seasoning.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
When well done sprinkle with seasoning and remove from the fire.
Mix them well in a saucepan with the butter, cream, and seasoning.
Add the seasoning, and beat in the yolks of two of the eggs.
- (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.
see in season; open season.