A season is a subdivision of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology, and hours of daylight. Seasons result from the yearly revolution of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth's axis relative to the plane of revolution. In temperate and polar regions, the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth's surface, variations of which may cause animals to go into hibernation or to migrate, and plants to be dormant.

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  1. Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter; yeartide.
  2. A part of a year when something particular happens: mating season, rainy season, football season.
  3. That which gives relish; seasoning.
  4. The period over which a series of Test matches are played.
  5. A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of each.
    The third season of Friends aired from 1996 to 1997.
  6. An extended, undefined period of time.


  1. To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt.
  2. To make fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.
  3. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
  4. To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
  5. To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.
  6. To copulate with; to impregnate.

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