[awf-see-zuh n, of-]
- a time of year other than the regular or busiest one for a specific activity: Fares are lower in the off-season.
- a time of year when business, manufacturing activity, etc., is less than normal or at an unusually low point.
- of, relating to, or during the off-season: off-season hotel rates.
- in or during the off-season: Traveling off-season is the easiest way to save vacation money.
Origin of off-season
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for off-season
Sadly, Lovato seems to have been Rowland's classmate in that Reality TV 101 course during the off-season.New ‘X Factor’ Judges. Same Horrible, Boring, Ridiculous Reality Show
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Ruth, too, was famous for performing vaudevillian shenanigans on the off-season barnstorming tours he frequently headlined.The Myth of Jackie Mitchell, the Girl Who Struck Out Ruth and Gehrig
May 18, 2013
The season is different from the off-season, which is different from spring training.Opening Day 2013: How to Write About Baseball in the Big Leagues
March 31, 2013
In “Ramblings and Rumblings,” Fenn describes “a secret location” where the family gear was stashed during the off-season.Clues for Finding Forrest Fenn’s Buried Treasure, Part 2
March 3, 2013
In More Home Cooking, she describes trying to cook turkey breasts during the off-season, only to be disappointed.Food Writers Share Thanksgiving Stories
November 24, 2011
It was an off-season and there was nothing but measles here at the time.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There was no off-season in the matter of fishing, for Little Tim.The Rival Campers Ashore
Ruel Perley Smith
He yearned for it in the off-season interim as a drunkard for his bottle.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
I should think this would be sort of an off-season for the reform business.Seven Keys to Baldpate
Earl Derr Biggers
La grande vie mondaine is the key-note of it all, and if one could find out just when was the off-season it would be delightful.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces
Word Origin and History for off-season
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper