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Pronunciation:  `√Ępur'toonitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"

OPPORTUNITY is a 11 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: chance
 See Also: audience, clean slate, crack, day, fresh start, hearing, hunting ground, occasion, opening, possibility, possibleness, room, say, shot, street, tabula rasa, throw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Op`por*tu"ni*ty\, n.; pl. {Opportunities}. [F.
opportunit['e], L. opportunitas. See {Opportune}.]
1. Fit or convenient time; a time or place favorable for
   executing a purpose; a suitable combination of conditions;
   suitable occasion; chance.

         A wise man will make more opportunities than he
         finds.                                --Bacon.

2. Convenience of situation; fitness. [Obs.]

         Hull, a town of great strength and opportunity, both
         to sea and land affairs.              --Milton.

3. Importunity; earnestness. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

Syn: Occasion; convenience; occurrence.

Usage: {Opportunity}, {Occasion}. An occasion is that which
       falls in our way, or presents itself in the course of
       events; an opportunity is a convenience or fitness of
       time, place, etc., for the doing of a thing. Hence,
       occasions often make opportunities. The occasion of
       sickness may give opportunity for reflection.

Thesaurus Terms
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