Out of season
Season Sea"son, n. [OE. sesoun, F. saison, properly, the sowing time, fr. L. satio a sowing, a planting, fr. serere, satum, to sow, plant; akin to E. sow, v., to scatter, as seed.] 1. One of the divisions of the year, marked by alterations 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. [1913 Webster]

The several seasons of the year in their beauty. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

The season, prime for sweetest scents and airs. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. A period of time not very long; a while; a time. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. --Acts xiii. 11. [1913 Webster]

4. That which gives relish; seasoning. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

You lack the season of all natures, sleep. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{In season}, in good time, or sufficiently early for the purpose.

{Out of season}, beyond or out of the proper time or the usual or appointed time. [1913 Webster]


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  • out of season — {adv. phr.} 1. Not at the right or lawful time for hunting or catching. * /The boys were caught fishing out of season./ 2. Not at the usual time for growing and selling. * /The corn we get out of season is different from the kind we grow here./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of season — {adv. phr.} 1. Not at the right or lawful time for hunting or catching. * /The boys were caught fishing out of season./ 2. Not at the usual time for growing and selling. * /The corn we get out of season is different from the kind we grow here./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out of season — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Out of Season — may refer to: Out of Season (album), a 2002 album by Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man Out of Season (film), a 1975 British film Out of Season (2004 film), a 2004 film featuring Dennis Hopper and Gina Gershon Out of Season (short story), from Three… …   Wikipedia

  • Out of Season — est un album de Beth Gibbons et de l ancien bassiste du groupe Talk Talk, Paul Webb (sous le pseudonyme Rustin Man). Il est sorti en 2002 au Royaume Uni et 2003 aux États Unis. Le premier titre de l album, « Mysteries », fait partie de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Out of Season — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Out of Season[1] Originaltitel Out of Season …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • out of season — phrasal not in season …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Out of Season (album) — Out of Season Studio album by Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man Released 28 October 2002 Ge …   Wikipedia

  • Out of Season (film) — Out of Season Directed by Alan Bridges Produced by Eric Bercovici Reuben Bercovitch Written by Eric Bercovici Reuben Bercovitch Starring Vanessa …   Wikipedia

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