Adjective "offpeak" definition and examples

(Offpeak may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɒfˈpiːk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective & adverb

At a time when demand is less.
  1. 'Cheap day returns were charged at about 15p per mile, but were limited to off-peak travel because they were so cheap.'
  2. 'Pensioners have been offered free off-peak local bus travel, but Mrs Williamson is concerned that could lead to higher council tax bills.'
  3. 'You are likely to pay more for a vacation resort that is in high demand at the peak period, than for the off-peak period at a less popular resort.'
  4. 'Overall, I believe the benefits of off-peak travel outweigh the drawbacks.'
  5. 'She feels that more could be done for passengers travelling in off-peak hours.'
  6. 'The first stage of a scheme to encourage off-peak travel on London suburban railways has been launched.'
  7. 'Whenever possible, travel during an off-peak season to save even more.'
  8. 'For most domestic routes, off-peak fares are for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.'
  9. 'All it would need is one enterprising local businessman with one not particularly large warehouse who would then move these goods into Kendal at traffic off-peak times.'
  10. 'Plans for a national discount railcard giving cheaper off-peak travel will be unveiled later this year.'

More definitions

1. of, relating 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.

More examples(as adjective)

"periods can be offpeak."

Origin

(off-peak)