a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
"the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
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.
Origin: [F. opportunit, L. opportunitas. See Opportune.]
a chance for advancement, progress or profit.
a favorable circumstance or occasion
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The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The only Knocker that is welcome. 2. Health and a job.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1001
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1008
Rank popularity for the word 'opportunity' in Nouns Frequency: #244
The numerical value of opportunity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of opportunity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Opportunity doesn't knock. You knock, opportunity answers.
Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
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.
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.
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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Translations for opportunity
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- oportunitatCatalan, Valencian
- příležitost, šanceCzech
- mahdollisuus, tilaisuusFinnish
- opportunité, occasionFrench
- faill, deisIrish
- occasione, opportunitàItalian
- okazja, możliwość, sposobnośćPolish
- возмо́жность, шансRussian
- prilika, prigodaSerbo-Croatian
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