• Seasoning Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Season
- (n.) That which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.
- (n.) Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness; as, wit is the seasoning of conversation.
- (n.) The act or process by which anything is seasoned.
• Season Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To give token; to savor.
- (v. t.) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
- (n.) A period of time not very long; a while; a time.
- (v. t.) To 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.
- (v. t.) To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper.
- (v. t.) To copulate with; to impregnate.
- (v. t.) To imbue; to tinge or taint.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (n.) Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture; as, the season for planting; the season for rest.
- (n.) That which gives relish; seasoning.
- (v. i.) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
- (v. t.) Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable.
- (v. t.) To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
- (v. t.) To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
- (n.) One of the divisions of the year, marked by alternations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three seasons, -- the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, -- the dry and the rainy.