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ˌɒp ərˈtun, -ˈtyunop·por·tune

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportuneadjective

    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. opportuneadjective

    Suitable for some particular purpose.

    This would be an opportune spot for a picnic

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

  2. opportuneadjective

    At a convenient or advantageous time.

    The opportune arrival of the bus cut short the boring conversation

    Etymology: 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.]

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  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

Examples of opportune in a Sentence

  1. Federico Lombardi:

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

  2. Shaun Osher:

    This is the worst real estate market we've seen since 2008, the worst for sellers. We are fully in a buyer's market. Now is one of the most opportune times to buy that I've seen in 30 years in real estate.

  3. Wayne Christian:

    This is now the opportune time to implement meaningful reforms to reduce flaring before oil and gas production climbs back to previous highs.

  4. Chairman Robert Coury:

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

  5. Anonymous:

    What do I do? I am so sick of being alone. Not having someone else who can share my company. No one to go to when I’m alone or feeling down. Everyone else has had someone at one point. Felt the joy of another human’s touch. But not I. For I have yet to feel the warm embrace of the opposite sex. Still with no idea what a simple kiss is like. And yet there are others who partake in far greater bounties than I can ever imagine. Worse yet, they lack intelligence and haven’t the slightest idea what they have. They take things for granted and don’t have a care in the world. But it is all fine in the end. For there is an eternal balance to everything that happens. They may have their forbidden fruit, but it is that very thing that has poisoned their minds and made them oblivious to the truths of life. The hidden wonders that can only be learned over time. Between the two I prefer my scenario. I may miss out on wonderful bounties now, but they become available to everyone eventually. And I am very patient. Besides, by waiting just a little longer I can understand things now that will take them years to even think of. I count myself lucky. If not in society’s eye but in my eye. Because I know that in the future everything will work out for the better. Such is the way of things to always have a balance. One day I will be with that person. That one special someone to share my life and happiness with. So, what do I do? Well, I am going to wait. Not forever, but for that opportune time when I know I will be able to change everything. I will wait and endure the status quo to one day experience the balance. I have told you what I will do. Now, what will you do?

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