Sea·son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seasoned p. pr. & vb. n. Seasoning.]
1. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
He is fit and seasoned for his passage. --Shak.
2. 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.
3. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
4. To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
5. Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable.
You season still with sports your serious hours. --Dryden.
The proper use of wit is to season conversation. --Tillotson.
6. To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper. “When mercy seasons justice.”
7. To imbue; to tinge or taint. “Who by his tutor being seasoned with the love of the truth.”
Season their younger years with prudent and pious principles. --Jer. Taylor.
8. To copulate with; to impregnate. [R.]
adj 1: aged or processed; "seasoned wood" [ant: unseasoned]
2: having been given flavor (as by seasoning) [syn: flavored,
3: rendered competent through trial and experience; "troops
seasoned in combat"; "a seasoned traveler"; "veteran
steadiness"; "a veteran officer" [syn: veteran(a)]