What does opportunity mean?

Definitions for opportunity
ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-op·por·tu·ni·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunity, chancenoun

    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

    "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"

GCIDE

  1. Opportunitynoun

    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.]

Wiktionary

  1. opportunitynoun

    a chance for advancement, progress or profit.

  2. opportunitynoun

    a favorable circumstance or occasion

  3. Opportunitynoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. opportunity

    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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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportunity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportunity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of opportunity in a Sentence

  1. US Supreme Court:

    Long ago we stated the reason for labour organizations. We said that union was essential to give labourers opportunity to deal on an equality with their employers.

  2. Beth Comstock:

    There’s now a data stream from light that is going to create opportunity to be more productive.

  3. Michael Lomax:

    What we talk about is the one thing we share a belief in, that young people should be given support to get a good education, and by the way more of them should be given the opportunity to become entrepreneurs.

  4. Leezia Dhalla:

    I came to the US a quarter century ago, i never imagined I would still be fighting for the opportunity to become an American citizen 25 years later.

  5. Stan Wong:

    You will continue to see the U.S. market outperform Canada, energy is the wildcard, but it also presents the greatest opportunity. The TSX  could rebound with any recovery in energy prices.

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