Meaning of SEASON in English

SEASON

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a season ticket (= one that allows you to make a journey or go to a sports stadium, theatre etc as often as you like during a fixed time period )

He has a season ticket for Manchester United.

breeding season

Open-sea fish lay several million eggs each breeding season .

close season

closed season

growing season

The growing season is from April to September.

high season

lambing season

the lambing season

low season

open season

the open season for deer

peak season

Hotel prices rise during the peak season .

rainy season

the rainy season

season ticket holder (= someone who owns a season ticket )

season ticket

an annual season ticket

shooting season

the grouse shooting season

silly season

the Christmas season/period (= the days around and including Christmas Day )

Most stores need extra staff during the Christmas season.

the cricket season (= the time of year when people play cricket )

the harvest season

Orchard farmers are busiest during the September and October harvest season.

the season of goodwill (= Christmas )

the summer season

The resort was crammed with holidaymakers for the whole of the summer season.

the tourist season (= the period in a year when large numbers of tourists visit a place )

Even in the tourist season the beaches don’t get packed.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

close

Albion are moving house in the close season: we just got there in time.

He is one of nine players given winter contracts designed to prevent them seeking employment elsewhere during the close season .

Last close season one of the small drains that I fish ran very clear.

During the close season in 1990 the unthinkable happened.

In a close encounter last season , Gloucester pipped Northampton by 7 points to 6.

During the close season in 1974 a dry moat had been constructed and new barriers installed.

Sheffield-born left-back Beresford came close to becoming a Liverpool player during the close season - until the Anfield side pulled out.

Weekends we're usually booked up in advance, you see, even in the close season .

dry

The lean period at the beginning of the dry season with few available fruit resources is tolerated as the marsupials store fat.

I ordered our troops to retreat and disappear like burning grass in the dry season .

In a dry season this prevents the soil surface drying out and enhances the germination rate.

Then, at the beginning of the dry season , Tonle Sap river flows back to the Mekong.

The age-old cycle of wet and dry seasons had become irrelevant.

During the dry season , our tracks would just tear up the clay and create a cloud of red dust.

Soon the dry season will return and food supplies will disappear.

And after a long dry season of neutrals and minimalism, perhaps fantasy fashion is a good thing.

early

Conferences are now big business for Blackpool, and bring extra traffic in the early and late seasons .

Sheffield was forced to move because he was stalked for two to three months early last season .

Some one week windsurf holidays are available in early and late season .

Dave Libbey, another top-flight ref, has been conspicuously absent since his return from an early season injury.

Starting dates, after two exceptionally early seasons , have returned to the more traditional early July point.

Those who haven't taken advantage of early season low prices still have to take their hard-earned rest.

At Edgar Street, United lost out 1-0 earlier in the season .

After early season teething troubles, it also proved a threat to the pre-eminence of Senna's McLaren Honda.

festive

The Chief Executive's Management Group have agreed that the same approach should be adopted for the festive season 1991/92.

She was furious that the work could not be done during the festive season .

We will always be grateful to the doctors and nurses who worked during the festive season , as well as all year round.

With every good wish for the festive season and the New Year ahead.

River Island women's range has already got party dresses in for the festive season .

The shares had just started to recover on faint hopes of a busy festive season .

Treat the gag programs and animated cards that tend to circulate around the festive season , with utmost caution.

high

In high season the village brass band plays regular concerts and there are waterski displays most weeks.

He watched Offerman commit 139 errors, including a major-league high 35 last season in 115 games.

There is a full entertainments programme during the high season and the hotel has a taverna with frequent live music.

Room prices range from $ 56 to $ 72 during high season to $ 29 to $ 46 during low.

A two night self-drive weekend break from their Winter-Inn programme staying at Les Trois Mousquetaires costs £181 per person high season .

Rooms go from $ 95 to $ 175 during high season , $ 90 to $ 160 during low.

There is live music on the terrace in high season .

last

Displaced Gary Connolly from centre before suffering a serious injury last season .

Steding, who struggled much of last season , finished the game with 17 points and five assists.

Lowndes, the club's top scorer last season , has been absent with a back injury since July.

Overall, the roster includes 16 players who were not on the roster at the end of last season .

Sheffield was forced to move because he was stalked for two to three months early last season .

Sheffield received harassing phone calls most of last season .

The 49ers were superior last season and slammed the point home in Miami.

UMass is 4-0 against Big East foes since 1991, and it defeated Pitt, 85-57, last season in Amherst.

new

Trees and bushes have blossomed with new life at the dawn of a new season .

I suppose that if we include New Zealand, we can claim to have new season lamb practically all year long.

One New York season or performance a year tended to be the rule for modern dance in the 1950s.

My view is that most new season lamb is not worthy of the name.

Since 1979, the race has inaugurated the new season one week before the Daytona 500.

The narrow land drain is his favourite fishery and where better to begin the new coarse fishing season ?

rainy

During the rainy season , Motabeng was subjected to a type of desert rain.

About thirty years back, he said, because during the rainy season goats and sheep got foot rot.

But we were full of enthusiasm, essential to survive that first rainy season in the forest.

When to go: To avoid the rainy season , travel mid-December to mid-May.

Recharge normally happens in the winter or rainy season .

The rainy season came on and restored her to time and change.

But now it is the rainy season there is little demand for his services.

During the rainy season , that mountain was covered by a cloud.

regular

Heading into the last weekend of the regular season , a record 17 out of 28 teams remain in play-off contention.

The Giants lost seven of 11 games against Atlanta during the regular season .

The Rapids finished the regular season losing six of their last seven.

For his career in the regular season , Anderson has made good on 372 of 472 field-goal attempts.

Yet, despite a disappointing regular season , the 1996 Suns expect good things in the playoffs.

In the regular season , we beat them twice.

■ NOUN

football

When the football season ended, these warrior bands literally vanished.

I just told him he better bet back here before football season starts next August.

But of course the football season hasn't ended yet.

Gazza moved out to the villa in July to acclimatise before the football season kicked off.

Up to this point, it has been the perfect football season in Oklahoma.

The strong football season , however, has generated more alumni giving, albeit earmarked for athletics.

He had no offers from Southeastern Conference schools, for whom the Mocs served as cannon fodder each football season .

holiday

A fuel shortage got the holiday season off to a rocky start, and promises to cause further problems this month.

Tech investors generally have been nervous for some time about semiconductor and personal-computer demand, particularly over the holiday season .

It is intended to be on holiday season tours for at least three years.

For the holiday season , they launched a thriving retail partnership, with Discovery Channel media centers in Nature Company stores.

It was always the same in the holiday season .

It was now summer, and the holiday season had begun.

Edis was there in the holiday season , but lived at 32 Ladbroke Square, West London too.

Fresh goose is difficult to find except for during the holiday season , but frozen goose can be purchased the year around.

summer

In post-war years there was only a nine-minute service of Marton cars during the summer season , until it closed in 1961.

Best claims to be willing to take groups out all year round, although the summer season is obviously more popular.

The new collective bargaining agreement called for 10 weeks of subscription programs plus a four-week summer season .

A programme will be produced in time for the summer season and Welcome will continue to keep Friends informed.

Unlike the trams, they are only seen during the summer season .

In the summer season her troubles were born of her prosperity.

Excursions During the summer season we will be organising a programme of varied optional day and half day excursions most weeks.

ticket

But season ticket holders will not get their first discounts until January 1993.

In all, about 15, 000 fans bought season tickets before a December 1988 deadline.

For £14.50 you can buy a season ticket to last four months.

And an indication of growing support was the much-improved sales of three-guinea season tickets , totalling £1,100.

His Diamondbacks sold 44, 000 season tickets without having a team assembled.

Meanwhile, season ticket holders will likely be listed as creditors in the team's bankruptcy filings.

■ VERB

finish

Chapman aimed to finish the season among the top five so that his players would qualify for bonuses under a new League scheme.

Richardson, at 6-8, was the tallest player to finish the season but is not known for offense or quickness.

But this was an excellent match to finish the season .

He finished the regular season with 2, 575 yards on 200-of-314 passing.

Missouri clinched a bowl berth by finishing the regular season with a 7-4 record.

Brewer hopes to finish the season with Otago, but is uncertain about his playing future in Canterbury.

However, the 37-year-old third baseman also finished the regular season in a terrible slump.

open

It sent a message to law enforcement officers: Open season on immigrants.

I opened the outdoor season in style, beating Mike McFarlane in the Middlesex Championships.

Memorial Day becomes the grand opening of the barbecue season .

When I opened my own season in Ulm with Tannhäuser, I had in my head an entirely new sound concept.

Trotter opened his season with interception return for a touchdown in a 41-14 win over Dallas and went from there.

play

Oh, they still have eight games to play this season .

Palmeiro and his teammates still were experiencing palpitations after surviving to play another day this season .

Negotiations for the player's £60,000 transfer to Parkhead are ongoing with Bangor insisting that Byrne plays out the season here.

Indeed Leinster have already ruled that all their Senior One games must be played on synthetic this season .

His surgeon, Richard Steadman of Vail, Colo., told him not to try to play again this season .

I think it was the most relaxed and confident I've seen Leeds play so far this season .

That Magic Johnson will play another season and obscure the Clippers more than ever.

start

Ritchie has made only eight starts this season .

Some people blamed the soft camp for a 1-3 start this season .

Alikhan made 963 at 31, and is likely to start the season as Bicknell's opening partner.

Problems started in the first season , the lawsuit said, when Campbell consistently turned down Lawrence for dates.

He started the season with Dunlop tyres and this was only his third race with Michelin.

Walker started the last two seasons as right tackle for the Gators, but worked his first season on the left side.

win

But just to say we had a winning season with a 42-40 record?

Crosfields are still without a league win this season and now occupy bottom place in the league after their defeat at Rosebridge.

Before Wolf and Holmgren arrived for the 1992 season , the Packers had just four winning seasons in 24 years.

They've only lost 3 at home, but Derby, Luton and Brentford have won there this season .

The win was critical for Purdue because it ensured the Boilers of a winning regular-season.

The last time the Tigers had a winning season was in 1983.

The Saints won it last season with a score of 108.90 to Homestead's 108.025.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

off period/season etc

In 1967, he began spending the off season working as an assistant to one of California Gov.

Q: What do you do in the off season?

She worked in the store's office during the off season while attending Indiana.

The remaining truffles are boiled for sterilization and canned for sale as truffles and as truffle juice during the off season.

open season (on sb)

In the press, it seems to be open season on overpaid executives.

It is open season for criticising UDCs for lack of planning, lack of strategic thinking and short termism.

Payroll allocations can be changed only during an open season.

That's the West Coast Trail, limited to 8,000 hikers during its open season from mid-April to the end of September.

The grin meant it was open season.

There would be an open season on scattered singletons.

the compliments of the season

the festive season/period/holiday

River Island women's range has already got party dresses in for the festive season.

She was furious that the work could not be done during the festive season.

The Chief Executive's Management Group have agreed that the same approach should be adopted for the festive season 1991/92.

The food smelled good to her, reflecting the festive holiday preparation.

We will always be grateful to the doctors and nurses who worked during the festive season, as well as all year round.

With every good wish for the festive season and the New Year ahead.

the holiday season

Sales were up during the holiday season.

We'll get together after the holidays .

A fuel shortage got the holiday season off to a rocky start, and promises to cause further problems this month.

For the holiday season, they launched a thriving retail partnership, with Discovery Channel media centers in Nature Company stores.

Fresh goose is difficult to find except for during the holiday season, but frozen goose can be purchased the year around.

It was always the same in the holiday season.

It was now summer, and the holiday season had begun.

Staff at St Tiggywinkles say the holiday season is bad news for wildlife because it means more cars in the countryside.

Tech investors generally have been nervous for some time about semiconductor and personal-computer demand, particularly over the holiday season.

This road is solid with unyielding traffic for the duration of the holiday season.

the silly season

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Foxes become very noisy at the height of the mating season .

Smith should own the record outright by the third or fourth game of the 2001 season .

The Bulls would consider re-signing him next season .

The Lakers need to work on their defense this season .

The latest challenge is to promote the LSO's winter concert season .

The network has several new dramas lined up for the fall season .

When does the baseball season start?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Although around 12 eggs in a season is normal, one female observed during filming of a television programme laid 25.

Fiddlehead season runs from April to June, depending on locale.

He was phoning to wish us all the best for the season , which was really nice.

Match receipts and season tickets brought in 5.7m.

Phillies catching prospect Eric Schreimann spent part of the last two seasons playing for the Boll Weevils.

Some had other jobs, although their lives tended to be bleak out of tourist season .

The season is a marathon, not a sprint.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

The run on unpretentious style and seasoned finishes has been a boon for the purveyors of shelter chic.

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