- N-SINGIn soccer and some other sports, the close season is the period of the year when the sport is not played professionally. [BRIT](in AM, use closed season)
Roberts joined the club in the close season on a free transfer from West Bromwich.
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close season — or closed season noun 1. A time of the year when it is illegal to kill certain game or fish, usu the breeding season 2. A prohibited or inactive period • • • Main Entry: ↑close … Useful english dictionary
close season — (also chiefly N. Amer. closed season) ► NOUN 1) a period between specified dates when fishing or the killing of particular game is officially forbidden. 2) Brit. a part of the year when a particular sport is not played … English terms dictionary
close season — UK [ˈkləʊs ˌsiːz(ə)n] / US [ˈkloʊs ˌsɪz(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms close season : singular close season plural close seasons British 1) the period of the year when it is illegal for people to kill animals or catch fish for pleasure 2) the… … English dictionary
close season — close sea|son [ˈkləus ˌsi:zən US ˈklous ] n BrE 1.) the period each year when particular animals, birds, or fish cannot legally be killed for sport ≠ ↑open season American Equivalent: closed season 2.) the period of a year when particular sports… … Dictionary of contemporary English
close season — close sea|son [ klous ,sizn ] noun count BRITISH 1. ) the CLOSED SEASON 2. ) the OFF SEASON in a sport … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
close season — noun (C) BrE 1 the period each year when particular animals, birds, or fish cannot legally be killed for sport; closed season AmE opposite open season 2 the period during the summer when football teams do not play important games … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
close season — (BrE) (AmE closed season) n [usu sing] a time of the year when it is illegal to kill certain animals, birds and fish because they are breeding. Most of these times are during the spring and summer, but for some fish they are during the winter. *… … Universalium
close season — noun (also chiefly N. Amer. closed season) 1》 a period in the year when fishing or the killing of particular game is officially forbidden. 2》 Brit. a part of the year when a particular sport is not played … English new terms dictionary
close season — The season of the year or period of time in which the taking of particular game or fish is prohibited, or in which all hunting or fishing is forbidden by law. See also fence month, or defense month … Black's law dictionary
close — 1. adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (often foll. by to) situated at only a short distance or interval. 2 a having a strong or immediate relation or connection (close friend; close relative). b in intimate friendship or association (were very close). c… … Useful english dictionary