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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances;
- Example: "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"
- Example: "now is your chance"
[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; chance. [1913 Webster +PJC] A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Convenience of situation; fitness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Hull, a town of great strength and opportunity, both to sea and land affairs. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Importunity; earnestness. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

opportunity 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: opportunity, chance]
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. Headwords: Opportunity, WA Opportunity