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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
season (noun)
1.
a) a time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature - in a season of religious awakening F. A. Christie
b) a suitable or natural time or occasion - when my season comes to sit on David's throne John Milton
c) an indefinite period of time - while sent home again to her father for a season Francis Hackett
2.
a) a period of the year characterized by or associated with a particular activity or phenomenon as - hay fever season
(1) a period associated with some phase or activity of agriculture (as growth or harvesting)
(2) a period in which an animal engages in some activity (as migrating or mating) , also - estrus heat
(3) the period normally characterized by a particular kind of weather - a long rainy season
(4) a period marked by special activity especially in some field - tourist season hunting season
(5) a period in which a place is most frequented
b) one of the four quarters into which the year is commonly divided
c) the time of a major holiday
3.
- year a boy of seven seasons
4.
Middle English from to season - seasoning
5.
the schedule of official games played or to be played by a sports team during a playing season - got through the season undefeated
6.
- off-season closed for the season
season (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to give (food) more flavor or zest by adding or savory ingredients - seasoning
b) to give a distinctive quality to as if by seasoning , especially to make more agreeable - advice seasoned with wit
c) archaic to qualify by admixture - temper
2.
a) to treat (as wood or a skillet) so as to prepare for use
intransitive verb
b) to make fit by experience - a seasoned veteran to become - seasoned
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
season (verb)
1.
to make more pleasant to the taste by adding something intensely flavored
SYNONIMS:
flavor, lace, savor ( savour), spice
RELATED WORDS:
enhance, enrich, sauce; pepper, salt; aromatize, perfume
season (verb)
2.
to bring to a proper or desired state of fitness
SYNONIMS:
season, train
RELATED WORDS:
fit, habilitate, prepare, ready; acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, break in, orient, orientate, shape; accustom, familiarize, habituate, naturalize; fortify, harden, inure, season, shape up, steel, strengthen, toughen
decondition
season (verb)
3.
to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure
SYNONIMS:
fortify, indurate, inure, season, steel, strengthen, toughen
RELATED WORDS:
acclimate, acclimatize, adapt, adjust; anneal, temper; invigorate, vitalize; immunize; bolster, boost, brace, buttress, enforce, forearm, prop (up), reinforce ( reenforce), support; break in, limber (up), train; accustom, condition, habituate, naturalize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, sap, weaken; cripple, debilitate, hamstring, incapacitate; sensitize
soften
season (verb)
4.
to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function
SYNONIMS:
equip, fit, prepare, ready, season, train
RELATED WORDS:
accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor
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