What does opportunity mean?

Definitions for opportunityˌɒp ərˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunity, chance(noun)

    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

    "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"

GCIDE

  1. Opportunity(n.)

    Fit or convenient time or situation; a time or place permitting or favorable for the execution of a purpose; a suitable combination of conditions; suitable occasion; chance.

  2. Origin: [F. opportunit, L. opportunitas. See Opportune.]

Wiktionary

  1. opportunity(Noun)

    a chance for advancement, progress or profit.

  2. opportunity(Noun)

    a favorable circumstance or occasion

  3. Opportunity(ProperNoun)

    a Mars exploration rover that landed January 24, 2004. See wikipedia entry

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. opportunity

    1. The only Knocker that is welcome. 2. Health and a job.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1001

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1008

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Nouns Frequency: #244

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportunity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportunity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. American Proverb:

    Opportunity doesn't knock. You knock, opportunity answers.

  2. Roy D. Chapin, Jr.:

    Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.

  3. Bruce Marton:

    Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.

  4. Christa McAuliffe:

    I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.

  5. Eliecer Avila:

    The worst thing we can do is cry about what happened, we should take Raul and Obama at their word. There was never a better opportunity than now for us bring our peoples together, and this is an opportunity we should not pass up.

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