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season

1. one of the four equal periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices, resulting from the apparent movement of the sun north and south of the equator during the course of the earth's orbit around it. These periods (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) have their characteristic weather conditions in different regions, and occur at opposite times of the year in the N and S hemispheres
2. a period of the year characterized by particular conditions or activities
3. the period during which any particular species of animal, bird, or fish is legally permitted to be caught or killed
4. any of the major periods into which the ecclesiastical calendar is divided, such as Lent, Advent, or Easter
5. in season
a. (of game) permitted to be caught or killed
b. (of some female mammals) sexually receptive

Season

To dry wood through exposure to the air or the heat of a kiln, thus lowering its moisture content.

Season

 

(1) One of the four parts into which the year is divided—spring, summer, autumn, or winter.

(2) A part of the year characterized by a particular natural phenomenon, such as the rainy season, or customarily associated with a particular kind of work, such as the harvest season, or with a particular pastime or activity, such as the hunting season or health-resort season.

(3) The period during which theaters, concert halls, and other cultural facilities present their regular program of performances.

season

[′sēz·ən]
(climatology)
A division of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena, usually astronomical or climatic.
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In her second year as NBC artistic director, she leads the company this month into Toronto's new opera house--the 2,000-seat Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
While there are never any guarantees, a progressive strength program can help sustain performance and serve as an injury deterrent over the course of the season.
"After evaluations, conversations, snowed-out and iced-out days, hundreds of e-mails and phone call suggestions, we at Art Sanctuary want to engage our now 5,000 participants in another chapter of the Celebration's life: a change of season. Twenty-one years ago, before de rigueur book tours, before the vigorous programming that is now Black History Month, and when the conference was a two-day, not a two- or three-week gig, February was the most logical time.
With high energy prices, decreasing consumer confidence and credit card debt at an all time high, it's been hard to predict the outcome of the holiday retail season on a national level.
This water management, which enables the plants to maintain photosynthesis during the region's long dry season, significantly affects the area's climate, the new research suggests.
Rotherham United 24th (Championship) last season. Manager Mick Harford.
Forecasters predicted this year's hurricane season would be an active one, and with five named storms, including two hurricanes by mid-July, the season definitely has gotten off to an active start.