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each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth’s changing position with regard to the sun. a period of the year characterized by a particular climatic feature or marked by a particular activity, event, or festivity:the rainy season the season for gathering pine needles a fixed time in the year when a particular sport is played:basketball season is over the time of year when a particular fruit, vegetable, or other food is plentiful and in good condition:the pies are made with fruit that is in season lobster season an indefinite or unspecified period of time; a while:this most beautiful soul, who walked with me for a season in this world archaic a proper or suitable time:to everything there is a season
verb [with object]
1add salt, herbs, pepper, or other spices to (food):season the soup to taste with salt and pepper add a quality or feature to (something), especially so as to make it more lively or exciting:his conversation is seasoned liberally with exclamation points and punch lines 2make (wood) suitable for use as timber by adjusting its moisture content to that of the environment in which it will be used.