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.
Etymology: [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.
A possibility to create change and progress in order of priority.
An opportunity presented itself so they listened and did progress and succeed with their collective goal because they knew it was easy, possible and simple.Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
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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
Examples of opportunity in a Sentence
When there is not frequent, reliable, accessible transport, this can affect women and anyone's ability to access opportunity and notably employment in urban areas, which can make a big difference for women in particular, (Women) tend to be more reliant on public transport and on non-motorized means, particularly in low-income or middle-income countries, in emerging economies.
Investing in today and reversing the trend is investing in a better security and stability of Europe tomorrow. And tomorrow is really tomorrow, not 2030, it's doable. But it's really a very small window of opportunity. If you ask me the same question next year, the answer will be no.
I sold bags. I also worked in delivery restaurants because several people gave me that opportunity, but with the situation that is happening with the coronavirus, it is no longer the same, if there are no people on the street, how will we work ?
This is an historic opportunity.
I lost an opportunity, that's it, i fought until the end. I have to accept it and keep working to try to change the dynamic. That's what's happening today and I have to work hard to change it.
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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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