Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something, such as a spice or herb, used to flavor food.
  • noun The act or process by which something is seasoned.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act by which anything is seasoned.
  • noun That which is added to any species of food to give it a higher relish, usually something pungent or aromatic, as salt, spices, etc.
  • noun Something added or mixed to enhance pleasure or enjoyment, or give spice and relish: as, wit or humor serves as a seasoning to eloquence.
  • noun In diamond-cutting, the charging of the laps or wheels with diamond-dust and oil.
  • noun In leather manufacturing, the application of a solution of blood and logwood preparatory to blacking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process by which anything is seasoned.
  • noun That which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.
  • noun Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness.
  • noun (Bakery) a trough in which dough is set to rise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun cooking Something used to add taste or flavour to food, such as a condiment, herb or spice.
  • noun A coat of burnt soot inside a cooking vessel, which has formed over repeated use, and which renders the surface non sticking.
  • verb Present participle of season.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
  • noun the act of adding a seasoning to food

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Examples

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  • But to leave these things just as I found them, it was certain that those people who were more than ordinarily cautious of their health, did take particular directions for what they called seasoning of their houses, and abundance of costly things were consumed on that account which I cannot but say not only seasoned those houses, as they desired, but filled the air with very grateful and wholesome smells which others had the share of the benefit of as well as those who were at the expenses of them.

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  • But to leave these things just as I found them, it was certain that those people who were more than ordinarily cautious of their health, did take particular directions for what they called seasoning of their houses, and abundance of costly things were consumed on that account which I cannot but say not only seasoned those houses, as they desired, but filled the air with very grateful and wholesome smells which others had the share of the benefit of as well as those who were at the expenses of them.

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  • Jamaican jerk seasoning is really good if you marinade over about a weeks time with onions and then cook on a grill.

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  • Jamaican jerk seasoning is really good if you marinade over about a weeks time with onions and then cook on a grill.

    Got any good marinades for deer steaks?

  • Pabulum with the right seasoning is perfectly acceptable in lieu of any meaningful change.

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  • The lack of seasoning is less of an issue than the foot injury that plagued him during the second half of his sophomore season and did not allow him to run for pro scouts.

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