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season

sea·son

season

 
 
pronunciation:
si zn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the four distinct periods of the year; spring, summer, fall, or winter.
definition 2: a certain period of the year that is characterized by specific conditions or activities.
baseball seasonthe Christmas seasonapple season
definition 3: a right or proper time.
synonyms:
time
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: seasoned, seasoning, seasons
definition 1: to enhance the flavor of (food) by adding salt, herbs, spices, or other flavorings.
synonyms:
flavor, savor
similar words:
accent, pepper, relish, salt, spice
definition 2: to add zest, interest, or character to.
The afternoon was seasoned with laughter.
synonyms:
enliven, spice
similar words:
enhance, leaven, zip
definition 3: to mature or toughen through exposure to certain conditions.
She has not been seasoned with experience.
synonyms:
mature
similar words:
break in, condition, inure, mellow, prepare, temper, toughen, train
definition 4: to dry or cure (lumber) until hardened and usable.
similar words:
cure, dry
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become tempered, matured, or conditioned.
similar words:
grow up, mature, temper, toughen
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