- 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 seasonssummer, fall, period, winter, time, qualify, division, term, interval, spring, spell, autumn, while, occasion, opportunity, juncture, lace, color, pep, enliven
Examples from the Web for seasons
Contemporary Examples of seasons
Why is the ‘Kroll Show’ ending its hilarious run after only three seasons?The Zany Shades of Nick Kroll
December 15, 2014
Such has been the much talked about run of The Newsroom, which ended Sunday night after three seasons.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble
December 15, 2014
Each two-hour episode will build upon itself to tell a story that takes place between the third and fifth seasons of the show.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat
December 13, 2014
Two seasons ago, the show killed off its main romantic interest, Matthew Crawley, in an ugly car accident.‘The Walking Dead’ Fans Demand: Bring Back Beth!
December 11, 2014
“I drop back down to, ‘I got three seasons with Aaron Sorkin,’” he says.Jeff Daniels Defends Aaron Sorkin and the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Toilet Scene
November 7, 2014
Historical Examples of seasons
They also know how to conduct themselves according to times and seasons.
It was evident that, in other seasons, this place was a sheet of water.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
I do b'lieve it comes earlier every year, or else the seasons are changin'.Meadow Grass
The Benedictines and Cluniacs had no stated times or seasons for the operation.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
When she was completed he took command of her and sailed her for three seasons.Cleveland Past and Present
- (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.