1each 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 seasonthe season for gathering pine needles
a fixed time in the year when a particular sporting activity is pursued:the English cricket season is almost upon us
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 seasonnew season’s lamb
(the season) a time of year traditionally adopted by the English upper classes for a series of fashionable social events.
archaic a proper or suitable time:to everything there is a season
archaic an indefinite or unspecified period of time; a while:this most beautiful soul; who walked with me for a season in this world
2a period when a female mammal is ready to mate:this system of communication works very well, especially when a female is in season
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:I collect and season most of my wood
for all seasons
suitable in or appropriate for every kind of weather:a coat for all seasons
adaptable to any circumstance:a singer for all seasons
used as an expression of goodwill at Christmas or the New Year.