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

How to pronounce opportunity?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Gloria Allred:

    After his long period of public silence, we would hope that he would welcome this opportunity to testify fully and completely and give his side of the story.

  2. Tim Caulfield:

    We may see more volatility (in the energy sector) going forward, given that we're seeing such dramatic volatility in the underlying commodity price, if share prices have overreacted, taking the long-term view, that can create an interesting buying opportunity.

  3. Jakaya Kikwete:

    There were ethical shortfalls in her conduct ... that is why we agreed to ask the minister to give us the opportunity to appoint someone else in her position, one of the biggest questions raised is why this money was not paid directly to the school and was instead deposited in a personal bank account in her name.

  4. Chantel Bonneau:

    Make sure that’s a focus and [that] they use this opportunity to pay down high interest-bearing debt, so they can free up cash flow when they move out.

  5. James F. Byrnes:

    Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Images & Illustrations of opportunity

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