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 Dictionary entry overview: What does opportunity mean? 

  The noun OPPORTUNITY has 1 sense:

1. a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

  Familiarity information: OPPORTUNITY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1opportunity [BACK TO TOP]


A possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


chance; opportunity

Context examples:

the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington / now is your chance

Hypernyms ("opportunity" is a kind of...):

possibility; possibleness (capability of existing or happening or being true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "opportunity"):

brass ring (a rich opportunity or a prize)

street (a situation offering opportunities)

crack; shot (a chance to do something)

say (the chance to speak)

room (opportunity for)

opening (opportunity especially for employment or promotion)

occasion (an opportunity to do something)

hunting ground (a place where opportunities abound)

audience; hearing (an opportunity to state your case and be heard)

clean slate; fresh start; tabula rasa (an opportunity to start over without prejudice)

day (a period of opportunity)

throw (a single chance or instance)

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