1. [syn: opportunity, chance]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Opportunity \Op`por*tu"ni*ty\, n.; pl. Opportunities. [F.
opportunit['e], 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;
[1913 Webster +PJC]
A wise man will make more opportunities than he
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a possibility due to a favorable combination of
circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to
visit Washington"; "now is your chance" [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
75 Moby Thesaurus words for "opportunity":
a leg up, accidentality, actuarial calculation, adventitiousness,
bout, break, casualness, chance, clear stage, destiny, fair field,
fair game, fate, flukiness, fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune,
gamble, go, good fortune, good luck, hap, happenstance,
happy chance, heedless hap, hope, how they fall, indeterminacy,
indeterminateness, inning, innings, juncture, law of averages,
leisure, liberty, look-in, lot, luck, moira, moment, occasion,
opening, opportunism, pass, place, possibility, prayer,
principle of indeterminacy, probability, problematicness,
random sample, relief, risk, room, round, run of luck, say, scope,
serendipity, shot, show, space, spell, squeak,
statistical probability, stepping-stone, the breaks,
theory of probability, time, time at bat, turn, uncertainty,
uncertainty principle, whack, whatever comes
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
OPPORTUNITY, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Opportunity, WA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Washington
Population (2000): 25065
Housing Units (2000): 10827
Land area (2000): 6.689717 sq. miles (17.326288 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.689717 sq. miles (17.326288 sq. km)
FIPS code: 51515
Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location: 47.646994 N, 117.241064 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.