What does opportune mean?

Definitions for opportuneˌɒp ərˈtun, -ˈtyun

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word opportune.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportune(adj)

    suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose

    "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival"


  1. opportune(Adjective)

    Suitable for some particular purpose.

    This would be an opportune spot for a picnic

  2. opportune(Adjective)

    At a convenient or advantageous time.

    The opportune arrival of the bus cut short the boring conversation

  3. Origin: opportunus, from the phrase: ob portum veniens ("coming towards a port").

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opportune

    op-or-tūn′, adj. present at a proper time: timely: convenient.—adv. Opportune′ly.—ns. Opportune′ness; Opportun′ism, practice of regulating principles by favourable opportunities without regard to consistency; Opportun′ist, a politician who waits for events before declaring his opinions: a person without settled principles; Opportun′ity, an opportune or convenient time: a good occasion or chance. [Fr.,—L. opportunusob, before, portus, a harbour.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportune in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chairman Robert Coury:

    The EpiPen situation couldn't have come at a more opportune time.

  2. Federico Lombardi:

    I am not aware of that, the pope will do what he thinks is most opportune.

  3. Terry Abel:

    They may be bringing forward some turnarounds because it's opportune as well.

  4. Chairman Robert Coury:

    We don't need acquisitions, the EpiPen situation couldn't have come at a more opportune time.

  5. Federal Prosecutor Harald Range:

    Influencing investigations because the result they might have doesn't seem politically opportune is an intolerable intervention in the independence of the judiciary.

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