Know Your Next Word : season

20. season :

noun & verb :

1. one of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, but geographically at different dates in different climates

2. a period of the year when something is best or available

3. a period of the year immediately before and after a special holiday or occasion

4. to give relish or a certain character to

5. to become seasoned, matured, hardened or the like

usage :

  • troops seasoned by battle

  • Applicants will be notified of our decision in good season.

  • Misfortunes plague this family in season and out of season.

  • The price is so high because lilacs are out of season now.

  • seasoned the lecture with jokes

  • a lawyer who had been seasoned by years in the trial courts

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