season [{{t}}'si:zən]
1 noun
(a) (summer, winter etc) saison f
(b) (for trade) saison f;
the start of the tourist/of the holiday season le début de la saison touristique/des vacances;
at the height of the Christmas season en pleine période de Noël;
it's a busy season for tour operators c'est une époque très chargée pour les voyagistes;
the low/high season la basse/haute saison;
in season en saison;
off season hors saison
(c) (for fruit, vegetables) saison f;
strawberries are in/out of season les fraises sont/ne sont pas de saison, c'est/ce n'est pas la saison des fraises
(d) (for breeding) époque f, période f;
to be in season (animal) être en chaleur
(e) (for sport, entertainment) saison f;
the football season la saison de football;
next season, he's playing for Liverpool la saison prochaine, il joue dans l'équipe de Liverpool
(f) (for show, actor) saison f;
the summer season la saison d'été;
he did a season at Brighton il a fait la saison de Brighton;
{{}}Radio{{}} & {{}}Television{{}} a new season of French drama un nouveau cycle de pièces de théâtre français
(g) (for hunting) saison f, période f;
the hunting/fishing season la saison de la chasse/de la pêche;
the grouse season la saison de (la chasse à) la grouse;
the start of the season {{}}Hunting{{}} l'ouverture f de la chasse; {{}}Fishing{{}} l'ouverture f de la pêche
(h) (for socializing) saison f;
the social season la saison mondaine;
the London/New York season la saison londonienne/new-yorkaise
(i) (Christmas)
Season's Greetings (on card) Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
(j) {{}}literary{{}} (suitable moment) moment m opportun;
in due season en temps voulu, au moment opportun
2 transitive verb
(a) (food → with seasoning) assaisonner; (→ with spice) épicer;
{{}}figurative{{}} his speech was seasoned with witty remarks son discours était parsemé ou agrémenté de remarques spirituelles
(b) (timber) (faire) sécher, laisser sécher; (cask) abreuver; (wine) mûrir
(c) {{}}formal{{}} (moderate) modérer, tempérer
►► season ticket (carte f d')abonnement m;
to take out a season ticket prendre un abonnement;
season ticket holder abonné(e) m,f

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