Translation of "season" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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seasonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsiː.zən/ us /ˈsiː.zən/

B1 one of the four periods of the year; spring, summer, autumn, or winter


B1 the period of the year when something that happens every year happens

How long does the dry/hurricane/monsoon season last? 旱/颶風/季風季要持續多久?

B1 the period of the year during which a particular sport is played

The British football season begins in August. 英國足球賽季始於八月,止於五月。
the holiday, summer, tourist, etc. season

the period when most people take their holidays, spend time with their families, go to visit places, or take part in an activity outside work

Air fares are more expensive during the holiday season. 機票在度假旺季比較貴。

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. 秋季電視會播放更多的紀錄片,益智問答節目會比較少。
There's a season (US festival) of 1960s French films at the Arts Cinema next month. 下個月在藝術戲院會舉行20世紀60年代的法國影展。
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. 當令水果會便宜一些。

at the time of year when many people want to travel or have a holiday

Hotel rooms are more expensive in season. 在旅遊旺季,旅館的房間比較貴。

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. 在英國,番茄在冬季不是當令蔬菜。

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


More examples

seasonverb [ T ]

uk /ˈsiː.zən/ us /ˈsiː.zən/

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). 把米飯瀝乾,拌入鮭魚,然後根據個人口味加入調料。

season verb [ T ] (WOOD)

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


(Translation of “season” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)