c.1300, "a period of the year," with ref. to weather or work, from O.Fr. seison
) "a sowing, planting," from L. sationem
) "a sowing," from pp. stem of serere
"to sow" (see sow
). Sense shifted in V.L. from "act of sowing" to "time of sowing." In O.Fr. and O.Prov. this was extended to "season" in general (sowing season being the most important). Seasonable
is first recorded c.1380. Season ticket
is attested from 1820.