Season vs Brook - What's the difference?

season | brook |

As a noun season

is each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter; yeartide.

As a verb season

is to flavour food with spices, herbs or salt.

As a proper noun brook is

for someone living by a brook .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia season)


(en noun)
  • Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter; yeartide.
  • * Addison
  • the several seasons of the year in their beauty
  • A part of a year when something particular happens: mating season'', ''rainy season'', ''football season .
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season .}}
  • (obsolete) That which gives relish; seasoning.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) ,
  • O! she is fallen
    Into a pit of ink, that the wide sea
    Hath drops too few to wash her clean again,
    And salt too little which may season give
    To her foul-tainted flesh.
  • * 1605 , (Shakespeare), The Tragedy of Macbeth, III, 4
  • You lack the season of all natures, sleep.
  • (cricket) The period over which a series of Test matches are played.
  • (North America, broadcasting) A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of each.
  • The third season of ''Friends'' aired from 1996 to 1997.
  • (obsolete) An extended, undefined period of time.
  • * 1656 , , The Mortification of Sin
  • So it is in a person when a breach hath been made upon his conscience, quiet, perhaps credit, by his lust, in some eruption of actual sin; — carefulness, indignation, desire, fear, revenge are all set on work about it and against it, and lust is quiet for a season , being run down before them; but when the hurry is over and the inquest is past, the thief appears again alive, and is as busy as ever at his work.

    Usage notes

    In British English, a year-long group of episodes is called a series, whereas in North American English the word "series" is a synonym of "program" or "show".


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    Derived terms

    * end-of-season * high season * in season * low season * mating season * midseason * mid-season form * open season * out of season * rutting season * seasonable * seasonal * seasonally * silly season * unseasonally * unseasonable * unseasonably


  • To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt.
  • To make 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.
  • Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
  • To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
  • To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.
  • (obsolete) To copulate with; to impregnate.
  • (Holland)





    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To use; enjoy; have the full employment of.
  • To earn; deserve.
  • (label) To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate (usually used in the negative, with an abstract noun as object ).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.}}
  • * 2005 , Nicholas Ostler, Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World , Harper:
  • Nevertheless, Garcilaso does claim that the Spaniards ‘who were unable to brook the length of the discourse, had left their places and fallen on the Indians’.
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream.
  • *Bible, (w) viii. 7
  • *:The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:empties itself, as doth an inland brook / into the main of waters
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • A water meadow.
  • Low, marshy ground.
  • Synonyms
    * beck * burn * coulee * creek * stream