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, chance(noun)

    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

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

GCIDE

  1. Opportunity(n.)

    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. opportunity(Noun)

    a chance for advancement, progress or profit.

  2. opportunity(Noun)

    a favorable circumstance or occasion

  3. Opportunity(ProperNoun)

    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  

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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    The best way to appreciate your own life is just to imagine yourself dead. Now listen up, every living human should always appreciate life and the giver of life (God almighty) as well. In other words, you should be happy and grateful that you are still alive no matter your present condition. For, it is only the living that can have, pursue or realize a dream, vision or an aspiration i.e. your life is a gift or an opportunity from God to you. Thus, always appreciate or thank God for your own life and for the lives of others, come what may. ~Emeasoba George.

  2. Aradhana Johri:

    Yes, the market is getting more and more difficult. We do have to look for opportunity.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Nobody is more committed to equal educational opportunity than I, but busing is not the way. It was a bad idea in theory, and it has turned out to be even worse in practice.

  4. Jeremy Tolley:

    We understand the industry we are in and what the market is like, sometimes this gives us an opportunity to counter the offer or figure out why you accepted another position. Maybe there is something we can do about that.

  5. Neil Stern:

    It is not so much about succeeding in India for Walmart because that may or may not happen, it is really about grabbing an opportunity after waiting on the sidelines in a growth market for over a decade.

Images & Illustrations of opportunity

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    • A. witless
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