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season

noun [C]     /ˈsiː.zən/
B1 one of the four periods of the year; spring, summer, autumn, or winterThe seasons B1 the period of the year when something that happens every year happens: How long does the dry/hurricane/monsoon season last?Relating to regular periods of time B1 the period of the year during which a particular sport is played: The British football season begins in August and ends in May.Competitions, and parts of competitions 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.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsMaking bookings and reservations 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.Spectacles and performancesBroadcasting in general 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.Available and accessiblePresent at the time of year when many people want to travel or have a holiday: Hotel rooms are more expensive in season.Making bookings and reservationsTourism and holidaysHotels and hostels A female animal that is in season is ready to have sex and able to become pregnant.Animal reproduction An animal that is in season can be hunted legally during a particular period of time.Hunting out of season C1 If fruit and vegetables are out of season, they do not grow in the area during that time: In Britain, tomatoes are out of season in winter.Unavailable and inaccessiblePresent C2 during the period when fewer people want to travel or have a holidayMaking bookings and reservationsTourism and holidaysHotels and hostels during the period when it is not legal to hunt animalsHunting
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