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Meaning of OPPORTUNE

Pronunciation:  `√Ępur'toon

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune time to receive guests"
  2. [adj]  suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose; "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival"
 

OPPORTUNE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: convenient, favorable, favourable, good, right, ripe, seasonable, timely, well timed(p), well-timed(a)
 
 Antonyms: inopportune
 
 See Also: advantageous

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Op`por*tune"\, a. [F. opporiun, L. opportunus, lit.,
    at or before the port; ob (see {Ob-}) + a derivative of
    portus port, harbor. See {Port} harbor.]
    Convenient; ready; hence, seasonable; timely. --Milton.
    
          This is most opportune to our need.      --Shak.
    -- {Op`por*tune"ly}, adv. -- {Op`por*tune"ness}, n.
    
    
  2. \Op`por*tune"\, v. t.
    To suit. [Obs.] --Dr. Clerke(1637).
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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