AskDefine | Define opportunity

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary

see Opportunity



  • a UK /ˌɒp.əˈtjuː.nɪ.ti/, /%Qp.@"tju:.nI.ti/
  • a US , /ˌɑpɚˈtunəti/, /%Ap@`"tun@ti/


chance for advancement, progress or profit
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 机会 (jīhuì)
  • Croatian: prilika, prigoda
  • Czech: příležitost
  • Dutch: kans
  • Finnish: tilaisuus, mahdollisuus
  • French: occasion
  • German: Gelegenheit
  • Hungarian: alkalom
  • Italian: occasione
  • Japanese: 機会 (きかい, kikai)
  • Korean: 기회 [機會] (gihoe)
  • Persian: فرصت
  • Portuguese: oportunidade
  • Polish: możliwość, okazja, sposobność
  • Russian: возможность, шанс
  • Spanish: oportunidad
  • Swedish: tillfälle
favorable circumstance or occasion
  • Croatian: prilika, prigoda
  • Finnish: tilaisuus
  • Spanish: oportunidad

Extensive Definition

Opportunity may refer to:
In space exploration:

See also

opportunity in French: Opportunity

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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