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Etymology

From Old English sesoun, French saison, (meaning properly, the sowing time), from Latin satio (meaning a sowing, a planting), from serere, satum, (to sow, plant); akin to English sow, (meaning to scatter, as seed).

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Noun

Singular
season

Plural
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season ({{{1}}})
  1. Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
  2. A part of a year when something particular happens: mating season, rainy season, football season.
  3. (obsolete) That which gives relish.
    You lack the season of all natures, sleep. Shakespeare
  4. (cricket) the period over which a series of test matches are played

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Verb

Infinitive
to season

Third person singular
seasons

Simple past
seasoned

Past participle
-

Present participle
seasoning

to season (third-person singular simple present seasons, present participle seasoning, simple past and past participle seasoned)
  1. (transitive) To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt.
  2. (transitive) To make 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.
  3. (transitive) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
  4. (intransitive) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
  5. (intransitive) 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.

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