seasonable

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season +‎ -able

AdjectiveEdit

seasonable (comparative more seasonable, superlative most seasonable)

  1. Opportune; occurring at an appropriate or suitable time.
    • 1661, Salusbury, Thomas, transl., “Galilaeus Galilaeus Lyncaeus, His Systeme of the World”, in Mathematical Collections and Translations, The Second Dialogue, London: William Leybourn, translation of Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo Galilei, page 95:
      Nor is it seasonable to have to do with Hercules, whil'st he is enraged, and amongst the Furies, but when he is telling merry tales amongst the Meonion Damosels.
  2. Appropriate to the current season of the year.
    The temperature outside was quite seasonable, neither warmer nor colder than I had expected.
  3. (obsolete) Ephemeral; lasting for just one season.
  4. (obsolete) In season (said of game when it is legal to be hunted and killed).
  5. (obsolete) Well-seasoned; matured (e.g. timber).

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