from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A part of the year marked by a cessation or lessening of normal activity, as of a business.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That part of the year when business is most slack and there are fewest clients or visitors
- n. Period of time when regular competitions are not being held, or when an athlete is not participating in competitions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of or relating to a season of less than maximum demand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the season when travel is least active and rates are lowest
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Bosh, of course, is referring to the off-season migration to Miami of himself and LeBron James to join forces with Dwyane Wade to form what many believe would be an unstoppable force.
With lower viewing levels for network TV during the off-season, which is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy after years of neglect and programming reality schlock, I'm not sure the networks could charge ad rates that would justify the expense of some of these dramas.
During my off-season from the National Football League, I try to make at least two trips to Sierra Leone.
Because the vines have already been pruned and the tourists have yet to arrive in droves for the festivals and summer events and the wines are resting in tanks and barrels, chatting with a winemaker is easier in the off-season, which is what I did when I stopped by A.
We return during the off-season, which is our favorite, says Jonathan.
He was full of stories and we were able talk about our off-season skiing adventures.
RH: My off-season always starts back on Vancouver Island in Victoria, getting outdoors and away from the tarmac is always high on the list.
I started my off-season Down Under after the worlds for a week staying with some extended family who live right there in Melbourne.
And airing it during the off-season on a low-rated night presumably Fridays again puts them at minimal risk.
By comparing a player's WAR and his free-agent contract value, we can estimate the price that teams will pay for each win; this off-season, the rate has been about $5 million apiece, which would place Mr. Pujols's 2011 value at about $40 illion.