[ awf-see-zuhn, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈsi zən, ˈɒf- /
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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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How to use off-season in a sentence
The Indianapolis Colts, the team that drafted him first overall in 1998, released him during that offseason.
Just ask receiver Wes Welker, who spent six seasons catching passes from Brady before joining the Broncos last offseason.
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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