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Meaning of opportunity by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Proper noun


    1. a Mars exploration rover that landed January 24, 2004. See wikipedia entry

Explanation of opportunity by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

    2. the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington

    Definition of opportunity by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Opportunity n.; pl. Opportunities [F. opportunité, L. opportunitas. See Opportune.]
      1. 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.

      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. -- 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.