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English noun: season

1. season (time) a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field


SamplesHe celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company.
She always looked forward to the avocado season.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)baseball season, basketball season, exhibition season, fishing season, football season, growing season, high season, hockey season, holiday season, hunting season, off-season, peak season, preseason, seedtime, sheepshearing, social season, theatrical season, Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek

2. season (time) one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions


SamplesThe regular sequence of the seasons.


Synonymstime of year


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)autumn, dry season, fall, harvest, harvest time, haying, haying time, rainy season, spring, springtime, summer, summertime, winter, wintertime


Part meronymyear

3. season (time) a recurrent time marked by major holidays


SamplesIt was the Christmas season.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)Advent, Allhallowtide, Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Eastertide, Lammastide, Lent, Lententide, Michaelmastide, Noel, Shrovetide, Twelfthtide, Yule, Yuletide


English verb: season

1. season (perception) lend flavor to


SamplesSeason the chicken breast after roasting it.


Synonymsflavor, flavour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)curry, resinate, salt, sauce, savor, savour, spice, spice up, zest


Causesavor, savour, taste


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. season (change) make fit


SamplesThis trip will season even the hardiest traveller.


Synonymsharden


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)toughen

3. season (change) make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate


SamplesShe tempered her criticism.


Synonymsmollify, temper


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken









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