from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Typical of or suitable for the season or the time of year.
- adjective Archaic Occurring or performed at a suitable or proper time; opportune.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Suitable as to time or season; opportune; occurring, happening, or done in due season or proper time for the purpose; in keeping with the season or with the circumstances: as, a seasonable supply of rain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Occurring in good time, in due season, or in proper time for the purpose; suitable to the season; opportune; timely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Opportune; occurring at an appropriate or suitable time.
- adjective Appropriate to the current
seasonof the year.
- adjective obsolete
Ephemeral; lasting for just one season.
- adjective obsolete In season (said of
gamewhen it is legal to be hunted and killed).
- adjective obsolete Well-seasoned; matured (e.g.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
- adjective in keeping with the season
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The Memphis Christian Advocate speaks of this work as "seasonable" -- in view of the revival of infidelity of the Thomas Paine type -- and says,
He generally had on a well worn greyish overcoat, the side pockets of which gaped somewhat with constant usage for into them he would cram a large number of tracts and sally forth in company with me or another of the missionaries, or as sometimes happened he went alone, drop a tract here or there and speak a seasonable word.
Now that is ever best and most seasonable, which is for the good of the whole.
We are supposed to clear off later, with wind and "seasonable" temperatures, which means highs in the 40s F.
Longer-term forecast says showers off and on until Wednesday, at which point we return to "seasonable" temperatures.
The Triestines think us as mad as hatters to come up here, on account of the weather, which is 'seasonable' – bora, snow, and frozen fingers.
-- But even to him who possesses the knowledge of Brahman, the fruits of good deeds -- such as seasonable rain, good crops, &c. -- are desirable because they enable him to perform his meditations in due form; how then can it be said that knowledge is antagonistic to them and destroys them?
People to whom cold means misery, who hate to be braced, and shudder at the word "seasonable," can have little difficulty in accounting for the origin of the sports of winter.
Here in Paris, the numbed soldiers out in the open fields, and the women and children, who have no fires and hardly any food, bitterly complain of the "seasonable" weather.
Yet it was only high noon, of a "seasonable" winter's day, by the face of the clock that hung like a pallid moon on the murky wall opposite to him.