[ awf-see-zuhn, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈsi zən, ˈɒf- /
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.
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Origin of off-season
First recorded in 1840–50
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Example sentences from the Web for off-season
The Indianapolis Colts, the team that drafted him first overall in 1998, released him during that offseason.The Injuries That Made Peyton Manning and Tom Brady|Ben Teitelbaum|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the offseason, and in this midday hour the city dozed.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
British Dictionary definitions for off-season
adjective (off-season when prenominal)
denoting or occurring during a period of little activity in a trade or business
such a period
in an off-season period
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