Meaning of SEASON in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ si:z(ə)n ]

( seasons, seasoning, seasoned)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


The seasons are the main periods into which a year can be divided and which each have their own typical weather conditions.

Autumn’s my favourite season.

...the only region of Brazil where all four seasons are clearly defined.

...the rainy season.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


You can use season to refer to the period during each year when a particular activity or event takes place. For example, the planting season is the period when a particular plant or crop is planted.

...birds arriving for the breeding season...

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu the -ing N


You can use season to refer to the period when a particular fruit, vegetable, or other food is ready for eating and is widely available.

The plum season is about to begin...

Now British asparagus is in season.

N-COUNT : n N , also in/out of N


You can use season to refer to a fixed period during each year when a particular sport is played.

...the baseball season...

It is his first race this season.

N-COUNT : usu sing , with supp


A season is a period in which a play or show, or a series of plays or shows, is performed in one place.

...a season of three new plays.

N-COUNT : with supp


A season of films is several of them shown as a series because they are connected in some way.

...a brief season of films in which Artaud appeared.

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu with supp


The holiday or vacation season is the time when most people have their holiday.

...the peak holiday season...

There are discos and clubs but these are often closed out of season.

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu supp N , also in/out of N


If you season food with salt, pepper, or spices, you add them to it in order to improve its flavour.

Season the meat with salt and pepper...

I believe in seasoning food before putting it on the table.

VERB : V n with n , V n


If wood is seasoned , it is made suitable for making into furniture or for burning, usually by being allowed to dry out gradually.

Ensure that new wood has been seasoned.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed


see also seasoned , seasoning


If a female animal is in season , she is in a state where she is ready to have sex.

PHRASE : usu v-link PHR

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