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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say opportunity in sign language?

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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. Latha Palaniappan:

    This is an important opportunity, both in our country and worldwide, to understand the factors that have led to the steep decline in heart disease in high-income populations, our challenge going forward is to evenly apply these benefits to less advantaged populations.

  2. Bryan Maach:

    Unfortunately, due to the nature of the cancellation and the ongoing investigation, ACT is unable to offer a retest opportunity before the next scheduled administration in September.

  3. Thomas Toure:

    This is happening at the time he just landed the contract of his life, which could have kept his family secure, he worked hard to get there, to have such an opportunity in a big league. And then suddenly, everything collapses.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    I think it's going to become an ad in a Democrat campaign, hillary Clinton jumped all over it for a reason, because she saw an opportunity.

  5. Wally Adeyemo:

    Fundamentally our financial system should not provide the rich, the powerful, and the corrupt with the opportunity to shield their assets.

Images & Illustrations of opportunity

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