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Word of the Week: 'season'


1. one of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn, andwinter), beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, butgeographically at different dates in different climates.

2. a period of the year characterized by particular conditions of weather,temperature, etc.:

the rainy season.

3. a period of the year when something is best or available:

the oyster season.

4. a period of the year marked by certain conditions, activities, etc.:

baseball season.

5. a period of the year immediately before and after a special holiday oroccasion:

the Christmas season.

6. Sports.

  1. a period with reference to the total number of games to be playedby a team:
  2. a 162-game season.
  3. a period with reference to the won-lost record of a team after it has completed its schedule:
  4. a .700 season.

7. any period or time:

in the season of my youth.


“‘Tis the season to be thankful for the two, maybe three, great seasons we did have”


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