Webster 1913 Edition
saison, properly, the sowing time, fr. L.
satioa sowing, a planting, fr.
satum, to sow, plant; akin to E.
sow, v., to scatter, as seed.]
One of the divisions of the year, marked by alterations 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.
seasonsof the year in their beauty.
Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture;
seasonfor planting; the
season, prime for sweetest scents and airs.
A period of time not very long; a while; a time.
Thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a
Acts xiii. 11.
That which gives relish; seasoning.
You lack the
seasonof all natures, sleep.
in good time, or sufficiently early for the purpose.–
Out of season,
beyond or out of the proper time or the usual or appointed time.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
He is fit and
seasonedfor his passage.
To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature;
seasonone to a climate
Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices;
To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice;
Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable.
seasonstill with sports your serious hours.
The proper use of wit is to
To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper.“When mercy seasons justice.”
To imbue; to tinge or taint.“Who by his tutor being seasoned with the love of the truth.”
Seasontheir younger years with prudent and pious principles.
To copulate with; to impregnate.
To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance;
seasonsin the sun
To give token; to savor.
Beau. & Fl.
Webster 1828 Edition
SE'ASON.n. se'zn.Season literally signifies that which comes or arrives; and in this general sense, is synonymous with time. Hence,
1. A fit or suitable time; the convenient time; the usual or appointed time; as, the messenger arrived in season; in good season. This fruit is out of season.
2. Any time, as distinguished from others.
The season prime for sweetest scents and airs. Milton.
3. A time of some continuance, but not long.
Thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. Acts 13.
4. One of the four divisions of the year, spring, summer, autumn, winter. The season is mild; it is cold for the season.
We saw in six days' traveling, the several seasons of the year n their beauty.