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seasonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsi·zən/

season noun [C] (PART OF YEAR)

one of the four ​parts a ​year is ​divided into; ​spring, ​summer, ​fall, or ​winter

season noun [C] (PERIOD)

a ​period of ​time during the ​year, esp. a ​period that ​happens every ​year at the same ​time: flu season the ​holiday season The ​baseball season ​lasts from ​April to ​October.in season A ​fruit or ​vegetable that is in season is ​availablefreshlocally at that ​time: Strawberries are in season.

seasonverb [T]

 us   /ˈsi·zən/

season verb [T] (FLAVOR)

to ​improve the ​flavor of ​food by ​addingsmallamounts of ​salt, ​herbs, or ​spices: Season the ​soup with ​fresh tarragon, ​salt, and ​pepper.
(Definition of season from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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seasonnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsiː.zən/
B1 one of the four ​periods of the ​year; ​spring, ​summer, ​autumn, or ​winterB1 the ​period of the ​year when something that ​happens every ​yearhappens: How ​long does the dry/​hurricane/​monsoon season last?B1 the ​period of the ​year during which a ​particularsport is ​played: The British ​football season ​begins in ​August.the holiday, summer, tourist, etc. season the ​period when most ​people take ​theirholidays, ​spendtime with ​theirfamilies, go to ​visitplaces, or take ​part in an ​activityoutsidework: Air ​fares are more ​expensive during the ​holiday season. mainly US (UK usually series) one of several series of ​televisionprogrammes with the same ​title and the same ​characters: the third season of Homeland UK a ​period when a set of ​programmes, ​plays, or ​musicalevents are ​broadcast or ​performed: There will be more ​documentaries and fewer ​quizshows in the ​autumn season on TV. There's a season (US festival) of 1960s ​Frenchfilms 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 ​peoplewant to ​travel or have a ​holiday: Hotel ​rooms are more ​expensive in season. A ​femaleanimal that is in season is ​ready to have ​sex and ​able to ​becomepregnant. An ​animal that is in season can be ​huntedlegally during a ​particularperiod 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 ​peoplewant to ​travel or have a ​holiday during the ​period when it is not ​legal to ​huntanimals
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seasonverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsiː.zən/

season verb [T] (FLAVOUR)

to ​improve the ​flavour of savouryfood by ​addingsalt, ​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
(Definition of season from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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seasonnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsiːzən/
a ​period of the ​year when a particular ​activity or ​eventhappens: the autumn/spring/summer/winter season Travel ​agents are ​offering tempting ​discounts to persuade holidaymakers to ​book early for the 2013 season. the holiday/​tourist season Stores are hoping for a ​strong Holiday buying season. Cotton ​farmers have ​prospered from a ​long growing season.
FINANCE one of the ​times during the ​year when ​companies announce their ​financialresults: The ​bankstarted the half-year reporting season for UK ​retailbanks on Friday with its announcement of ​increasedprofits.
the ​time in each ​year when new ​styles of clothes, hair, etc. become ​fashionable: The ​fashionbusinessmoves so quickly that nobody can remember last season's ​look.
in season if fruit and vegetables are in season, they are being ​produced in the ​area, and are ​available and ​ready to eat: It is unacceptable for carrots to be ​imported when they are in season in the UK. at the ​time of the ​year when many ​people want to ​travel or have a ​holiday: The ​bar is ​opendaily in season.
out of season if fruit and vegetables are out of season, they do not ​grow in the ​area at that ​time of the ​year: out-of-season vegetables Some ​producetravels halfway across the ​world so that we can eat fruits and vegetables out of season. during the ​period of the ​year when fewer ​people want to ​travel or have a ​holiday: There has been an ​increase in the ​number of ​retiredpeople taking ​holidays out of season.
(Definition of season from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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