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season

noun

1 season

A period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field.

Roget 106: time, duration; period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season; the whole time, the whole period; space-time; course ... show more

Dutch: jaargetijde, seizoen
Polish: sezon



2 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.

synonym: time of year.

Dutch: jaargetij, jaargetijde, seizoen
Polish: sezon, pora roku

3 season

A recurrent time marked by major holidays.

Dutch: campagne

verb

1 season

Lend flavor to:
— Season the chicken breast after roasting it.

synonyms: flavor, flavour.

Roget 392: be pungent etc. adj.; bite the tongue.    render pungent etc. adj.; season, spice, salt, pepper, pickle, brine, ... show more

Roget 41: mix; join etc. 43; combine etc. 48; commix, immix, intermix; mix up with, mingle; commingle, intermingle, ... show more

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Roget 393: season, spice, flavor, spice up etc. (render pungent) 392.   

2 season

Make fit:
— This trip will season even the hardiest traveller.

synonym: harden.

Roget 613: be wont etc. adj.. fall into a rut, fall into a custom etc. (conform to) 82; tread the beaten track, follow the beaten track, tread the beaten path, follow the beaten; stare super antiquas vias [Lat.]; move in a rut, ... show more

3 season

Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else.

synonyms: moderate, mollify, temper.

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more

Roget 469: qualify, limit, modify, leaven, give a color to, introduce new conditions, narrow, temper.    waffle, quibble, hem and haw (be uncertain) 475; equivocate ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abate, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, adjust to, age, alter, anhydrate, assuage, attain majority, available, beautify, besprinkle, blast-freeze, bloom, box in, break ... show more.

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