- 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
Examples from the Web for well-seasoned
Contemporary Examples of well-seasoned
Though not ideal, well-seasoned ingredients and a good pressing will go a long way to making a great Cuban.How Havana Perfected the Sandwich
Ana Sofia Pelaez
September 8, 2009
Historical Examples of well-seasoned
“The stuff ought to be well-seasoned,” commented Mr. Mellaire.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
Also, pieces of well-seasoned wood, used in securing the ship's timbers.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
The spring, of course, must be made of well-seasoned, elastic wood.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties
It was a well-seasoned joke; everyone knew "the lady in plaster."Bouvard and Pcuchet
The Gallipoli landing could only have been made by well-seasoned troops.The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"
adjective (well seasoned when postpositive)
- (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.