1. (n.) One of the divisions of the year, marked by alternations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three seasons, -- the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, -- the dry and the rainy.

2. (n.) Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture; as, the season for planting; the season for rest.

3. (n.) A period of time not very long; a while; a time.

4. (n.) That which gives relish; seasoning.

5. (v. t.) To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.

6. (v. t.) To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.

7. (v. t.) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.

8. (v. t.) To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.

9. (v. t.) Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable.

10. (v. t.) To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper.

11. (v. t.) To imbue; to tinge or taint.

12. (v. t.) To copulate with; to impregnate.

13. (v. i.) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.

14. (v. i.) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.

15. (v. i.) To give token; to savor.

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