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season

noun [C] uk   /ˈsiː.zən/ us  
B1 one of the four periods of the year; spring, summer, autumn, or winterB1 the period of the year when something that happens every year happens: How long does the dry/hurricane/monsoon season last?B1 the period of the year during which a particular sport is played: The British football season begins in August and ends in May.the holiday, summer, tourist, etc. season the period when most people take their holidays, go to visit places, or take part in an activity outside work: Air fares are more expensive during the holiday season. mainly US ( UK usually series) one of several series of television programmes with the same title and the same characters: the third season of Homeland UK a period when a set of programmes, plays, or musical events are broadcast or performed: There will be more documentaries and fewer quiz shows in the autumn season on TV. There's a season ( US festival) of 1960s French films at the Arts Cinema next month.in season B2 If fruit and vegetables are in season, they are being produced in the area and are available and ready to eat: Fruit is cheaper when it's in season. at the time of year when many people want to travel or have a holiday: Hotel rooms are more expensive in season. A female animal that is in season is ready to have sex and able to become pregnant. An animal that is in season can be hunted legally during a particular period of time.out of season C1 If fruit and vegetables are out of season, they do not grow in the area during that time: In Europe, tomatoes are out of season in winter. C2 during the period when fewer people want to travel or have a holiday during the period when it is not legal to hunt animals
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season

verb [T] uk   /ˈsiː.zən/ us  

season verb [T] (FLAVOUR)

to improve the flavour of savoury food by adding salt, herbs, or spices when cooking or preparing it: Drain the rice, stir in the salmon and season to taste (= so that it has the taste you like).

season verb [T] (WOOD)

to make wood hard to make it ready for use, by drying it gradually
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