off-season
noun Date: 1848 a time of suspended or reduced activity; especially the time during which an athlete is not training or competing

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  • off season — ➔ season * * * off season UK US noun [S or U] COMMERCE ► LOW SEASON(Cf. ↑low season): »There are lots of attractions for the visitor in Victoria even on a rainy day in off season. off season adjective …   Financial and business terms

  • off-season — off sea.son n the off season a) the time of year when not many people are taking holidays = ↑low season →↑high season in the off season ▪ Most hotels are closed in the off season. b) AmE the time of year when a sport is not usually played British …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • off-season — UK US noun [S or U] COMMERCE ► LOW SEASON(Cf. ↑low season): »There are lots of attractions for the visitor in Victoria even on a rainy day in off season. off season adjective ► »off season prices/rates …   Financial and business terms

  • off season — See: LOW SEASON. Contrast: HIGH SEASON, ON SEASON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off season — See: LOW SEASON. Contrast: HIGH SEASON, ON SEASON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off-season — adj. of or relating to a season of less than maximum demand; as, off season hotel rates are lower. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Off Season — Directed by Bruce Davison Produced by Rose Lam Written by Glenn Gers Starring Sherilyn Fenn Rory …   Wikipedia

  • off-season — (n.) 1848, a period when business is down, from OFF (Cf. off) (adv.) + SEASON (Cf. season) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • off-season — off′ sea′son n. 1) a time of year other than the regular or busiest one for a specific activity 2) of, pertaining to, or during the off season 3) in or during the off season • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • off-season — off peak off peak adj. Having less than maximal use or demand or activity; of a period of time occurring as a defined part of a time cycle; as, off peak telepone rates are available at night and on weekends; off peak fares. [Narrower terms: {off… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • off-season — [ôf′sē΄zən] n. a time of the year when the usual activity or business is reduced or not carried on adj., adv. during or for the off season …   English World dictionary

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