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 Luke passed away, things drastically changed for me, it felt like it was a great opportunity to honor him. We went on this amazing journey together, to sort of heal through losing someone who means the world to us.
Being in his presence was always a special opportunity to rub shoulders with true greatness, his name and his legacy will serve to inspire all of the very best virtues of sportsmanship, competition and achievement in coaches for generations to come. There will never be another one like him.
She talked the other day how we are taking this campaign national. I think a lot of the markers have been laid on a lot of what the core contrasts are on this campaign. There will be a couple debates in the next 10 days and I am sure some of those differences they have will manifest themselves and surface again, but in a phase of the campaign where we are not truly running a national campaign and in some of these states she has the opportunity to be there only for a brief period, we are going to lead with our affirmative message.
We are going to be facing adversaries that are as modern as we are if not more so. This provides us the opportunity to leverage the entire world market of technology development through our collaborative activity with our allies.
Many people were kind of surprised that this would be the first [ country ] that we went to but it's a huge opportunity, it's clear the younger consumer with higher disposable income is paying for experiences much more than they are for products today — that's what we see in the Blade CEO Rob Wiesenthal and we're seeing many of the same signals in India.
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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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