season

season NOUN 1) each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours. 2) a period of the year characterized by a climatic feature, sport, or event. 3) the time of year when a particular fruit, vegetable, etc., is plentiful and in good condition. 4) (usu. in phrase in season) a period when a female mammal is ready to mate. 5) (the season) the time of year traditionally marked by fashionable upper-class social events. 6) archaic a proper or suitable time.
VERB 1) add salt, herbs, or spices to (food). 2) add an enlivening quality or feature to. 3) keep (wood) so as to dry it for use as timber. 4) (seasoned) accustomed to particular conditions; experienced: a seasoned traveller.
ORIGIN Old French seson, from Latin serere 'to sow' .

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