Crossword clues for season
- April to September, for baseball
- Three-month period
- A recurrent time marked by major holidays
- A period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
- One of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
- Give relish to
- Fall, for one
- Fall, e.g.
- Harden, as troops
- Add cumin, e.g.
- Add spice
- Spring, e.g.
- Dry out lumber
- One of four in an Alda title
- Annual period
- "'Tis the ___ to be jolly"
- Rainy or silly follower
- Word with high or hunting
- Spring or summer
- Time of the year
- Kind of ticket
- Add spice to
- Add zing to
- Add zest to
- Sprinkle with spices
- April to October, for baseball
- Add zip to
- Period from opening day to the playoffs
- Yuletide, e.g.
- Easter ___ (period up to Pentecost Sunday)
- With 41-Across, good time for a cliffhanger ... or what each of 17-, 24-, 50- and 63-Across has?
- Spring or fall
- TV set?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Season \Sea"son\, n. [OE. sesoun, F. saison, properly, the sowing time, fr. L. satio a sowing, a planting, fr. serere, satum, to sow, plant; akin to E. sow, v., to scatter, as seed.]
One of the divisions of the year, marked by alterations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three seasons, -- the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, -- the dry and the rainy.
The several seasons of the year in their beauty.
Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture; as, the season for planting; the season for rest.
The season, prime for sweetest scents and airs.
A period of time not very long; a while; a time.
Thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season.
--Acts xiii. 11.
That which gives relish; seasoning. [Obs.]
You lack the season of all natures, sleep.
In season, in good time, or sufficiently early for the purpose.
Out of season, beyond or out of the proper time or the usual or appointed time.
Season \Sea"son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seasoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Seasoning.]
To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
He is fit and seasoned for his passage.
To 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.
Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable.
You season still with sports your serious hours.
The proper use of wit is to season conversation.
To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper. ``When mercy seasons justice.''
To imbue; to tinge or taint. ``Who by his tutor being seasoned with the love of the truth.''
Season their younger years with prudent and pious principles.
To copulate with; to impregnate. [R.]
Season \Sea"son\, v. i.
To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
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.
To give token; to savor. [Obs.]
--Beau. & Fl.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "a period of the year," with reference to weather or work, also "proper time, suitable occasion," from Old French seison, saison "season, date; right moment, appropriate time" (Modern French saison) "a sowing, planting," from Latin sationem (nominative satio) "a sowing, planting," noun of action from past participle stem of serere "to sow" (see sow (v.)).\n
\nSense shifted in Vulgar Latin from "act of sowing" to "time of sowing," especially "spring, regarded as the chief sowing season." In Old Provençal and Old French (and thus in English), this was extended to "season" in general. In other Indo-European languages, generic "season" (of the year) words typically are from words for "time," sometimes with a word for "year" (as in Latin tempus (anni), German Jahrzeit). Of game (as in out of season) from late 14c. Spanish estacion, Italian stagione are unrelated, being from Latin statio "station."\n
\nMeaning "time of year during which a place is most frequented" is from 1705. Season ticket is attested from 1820.
n. 1 Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter; yeartide. 2 A part of a year when something particular happens: ''mating season'', ''rainy season'', ''football season''. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt. 2 (context transitive English) 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 (context transitive English) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber. 4 (context intransitive English) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate. 5 (context intransitive English) 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. 6 (context obsolete English) To copulate with; to impregnate.
n. a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field; "he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company"; "she always looked forward to the avocado season"
one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons" [syn: time of year]
a recurrent time marked by major holidays; "it was the Christmas season"
A season is one of the major divisions of the year.
Season(s) or The Season may also refer to:
In an organized sports league, a typical season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. For example, in Major League Baseball, one season lasts approximately from April 1 to October 1; in football, it is generally from August until May (although in some countries, especially those in Scandinavia the season starts in the spring and finishes in the autumn, due either to weather conditions encountered during the winter or to limit conflict with locally more popular football codes).
A year can often be broken up into several distinct sections (sometimes themselves called seasons). These are: a preseason, a series of exhibition games played for training purposes; a regular season, the main period of the league's competition; the postseason, a playoff tournament played against the league's top teams to determine the league's champion; and the offseason, the time when there is no official competition.
The social season, or Season, has historically referred to the annual period when it is customary for members of a social elite of society to hold debutante balls, dinner parties and large charity events. It was also the appropriate time to be resident in the city rather than in the country, in order to attend such events.
Season is a 1989 Malayalam-language Indian feature film directed Padmarajan, starring Mohanlal and Gavin Packard in lead roles. The story is set in Kovalam beach in Kerala and Poojappura Central Prison, Trivandrum.
A season is a division of the year marked by changes in weather, ecology and hours of daylight. Seasons result from the yearly orbit of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth's rotational axis relative to the plane of the orbit. In temperate and polar regions, the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth's surface, variations of which may cause animals to go into hibernation or to migrate, and plants to be dormant.
During May, June, and July, the northern hemisphere is exposed to more direct sunlight because the hemisphere faces the sun. The same is true of the southern hemisphere in November, December, and January. It is the tilt of the Earth that causes the Sun to be higher in the sky during the summer months which increases the solar flux. However, due to seasonal lag, June, July, and August are the hottest months in the northern hemisphere and December, January, and February are the hottest months in the southern hemisphere.
In temperate and subpolar regions, four calendar-based seasons (with their adjectives) are generally recognized: spring (vernal), summer (estival), autumn (autumnal) and winter (hibernal). In American English and Canadian English, fall is sometimes used as a synonym for both autumn and autumnal. Ecologists often use a six-season model for temperate climate regions that includes pre-spring (prevernal) and late summer (serotinal) as distinct seasons along with the traditional four.
Season were an English rock band from Birmingham.
Usage examples of "season".
Kingsley looked out over the flower beds that, still abloom in spite of the lateness of the season, lay before Aylesberg Hall.
Boil the fish in salted and acidulated water, with a bunch of parsley to season.
At the stated season of the melting of the snows in Armenia, the River Mygdonius, which divides the plain and the city of Nisibis, forms, like the Nile, an inundation over the adjacent country.
Though you cannot want sufficient calls to repentance for the many unwarrantable weaknesses exemplified in your behaviour to this wretch, so much to the prejudice of your own lawful family, and of your character, I say, though these may sufficiently be supposed to prick and goad your conscience at this season, I should yet be wanting to my duty, if I spared to give you some admonition in order to bring you to a due sense of your errors.
Hot Grocery Store Man catches my eye just as I approach the adobo seasoning.
Finally, after having remarked that times of tranquillity were the proper seasons for lessening the national debt, and strengthening the kingdom against future events, he recommended to the commons the improvement of the public revenue, the maintenance of a considerable naval force, the advancement of commerce, and the cultivation of the arts of peace.
April gambolled in like a lamb this year, and taking a cue from his sprightly kick-up-your-heels mood, the Spring season was all aflutter with the gay bustle of arrivals and departures.
Fathom, believing that now was the season for working upon her passions, while they were all in commotion, became, if possible, more assiduous than ever about the fair mourner, modelled his features into a melancholy cast, pretended to share her distress with the most emphatic sympathy, and endeavoured to keep her resentment glowing by cunning insinuations, which, though apparently designed to apologise for his friend, served only to aggravate the guilt of his perfidy and dishonour.
The yard Goldplated was stabled in was very spacious, used to agist stallions during the off season.
Sometimes used for an anabranch, but more often used for one that, in dry season or droughts especially, is cut off at either or both ends from the main stream.
In parts of Germany, where some say andouille originated, the sausage was made with all remaining intestines and casings pulled through a larger casing, seasoned and smoked.
Traditionally, the andouilles from France were made from the large intestines and stomach of the pig, seasoned heavily and smoked.
She held animistic beliefs and was positive that everything from the moon and seasons and winds to the trees and mountains and lakes had its own individual personality.
But though the annelids were fresh and the dried anemone crunchy and well seasoned, the food failed to alleviate his discomfort.
During a more favourable season, moderately sized bits of the skinned ear of a cat, which includes cartilage, areolar and elastic tissue, were placed on three leaves.