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off season

1. noun A period of reduced or minimal business activity. The small beach town is very crowded in the summer, but it's almost completely deserted in the off season. I try to travel during the off season, because everything is so much cheaper then.
2. adjective Of or relating to such a period of minimal business activity. Hyphenated when used before a noun. The off-season rates are less than half what they were charging during the peak season. It's off season now, so I doubt there will be too many shops open.
3. adverb During such a period of minimal business activity. Hyphenated when used before a noun. My wife and I travel off season because it costs less and we don't like to be among big crowds of tourists.
See also: off, season

off season

not in the busy time of the year. We don't have much to do off season. Things are very quiet around here off season.
See also: off, season
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The panelists agreed that neighbors should be permitted, selectively, to use camp property for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor uses during the off season. Because bottles, fishing hooks, cans, and other debris are potential hazards for campers, measures should be taken to minimize risks.
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