off-peak

off-peak
ADJ: ADJ n
You use off-peak to describe something that happens or that is used at times when there is least demand for it. Prices at off-peak times are often lower than at other times.

The price for indoor courts is ₤10 per hour at peak times and ₤7 per hour at off-peak times.

...off-peak electricity.

Ant:
ADV: ADV after v
Off-peak is also an adverb.

Each tape lasts three minutes and costs 36p per minute off-peak and 48p at all other times.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • off-peak — ˌoff ˈpeak adjective [only before a noun] 1. TRAVEL off peak travel, electricity etc is cheaper than normal because fewer people are travelling, using electricity etc at that time: • discounts on off peak travel 2. COMMERCE off peak hours or… …   Financial and business terms

  • off-peak — adj. Having less than maximal use or demand or activity; of a period of time occurring as a defined part of a time cycle; as, off peak telepone rates are available at night and on weekends; off peak fares. [Narrower terms: {off season ] {peak}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • off-peak — adj especially BrE 1.) off peak hours or periods are times that are less busy because fewer people want to do or use something ▪ Telephone charges are lower during off peak periods . 2.) off peak travel, electricity etc is cheaper because it is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • off-peak — adjective, adverb at times when prices are lower because not so many people want something or want to do something: off peak hours/prices/electricity I travel off peak whenever I can …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • off-peak — (adj.) 1906, originally in reference to electrical systems, from OFF (Cf. off) (adv.) + PEAK (Cf. peak) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • off-peak — [ôf′pēk′] adj. of or pertaining to periods of time when activity, use, etc. is not at a peak …   English World dictionary

  • off-peak — off′ peak′ adj. cvb of, pertaining to, or during a period of less than maximum frequency, demand, intensity, or use • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • off-peak — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ at a time when demand is less …   English terms dictionary

  • off-peak — /awf peek , of /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or during a period of less than maximum frequency, demand, intensity, or use: the off peak travel season; off peak train fares. 2. lower than the maximum: off peak production. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • off-peak — adjective 1 off peak hours or periods are times when fewer people want to do or use something: Telephone charges are lower during off peak periods. 2 off peak travel, electricity etc is cheaper because it is done or used at these times …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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