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Definition of season:

  1. A period of time not very long; a while; a time.
  2. Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture; as, the season for planting; the season for rest.
  3. Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable.
  4. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
  5. One of the divisions of the year, marked by alternations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three seasons, -- the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, -- the dry and the rainy.
  6. That which gives relish; seasoning.
  7. To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.
  8. To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
  9. To copulate with; to impregnate.
  10. To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.
  11. To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
  12. To give token; to savor.
  13. To imbue; to tinge or taint.
  14. To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper.
  15. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.


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