Definitions for opportunityˌɒp ərˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•por•tu•ni•tyˌɒp ərˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. an appropriate or favorable time or occasion.

  2. a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal.

  3. a good chance or prospect, as for success.

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. opportunity(noun)ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-

    a chance to do sth

    The team had so many opportunities to score points.; We gave her the opportunity to apologize several times.; I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Melissa for all her hard work.; There was not much opportunity for him to speak.

  2. opportunityˌɒp ərˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-

    an available job

    opportunities in the public sector


  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

Translations for opportunity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a chance to do or a time for doing (something)

an opportunity to go to Rome; You've had several opportunities to ask him.

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