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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.


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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