noun, plural op·por·tu·ni·ties.
- opportunistic infection,
- opportunity cost,
- opportunity shop,
- opposable thumb,
Origin of opportunity
Examples from the Web for opportunity
In fact, these kinds of advances helped give religion another huge window of opportunity for racial reconciliation in the 1960s.
I had the opportunity to appear on the popular Sons of Anarchy series in their final season.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My view is that the attackers saw this as an opportunity for “lulz”, and a way to misdirect everyone.
And in this era of impact-blind, across-the-board budget cuts, we see an opportunity.
Neither officer had “the opportunity to draw their weapons,” according to police reports.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A week escaped in which, without having seen Blanche less, he had seen her under circumstances that admitted no opportunity.
To that I would qualify, provided an opportunity were given me to make sure that she is, in all respects, as other vessels are.The Red Rover|James Fenimore Cooper
Surely by this time they should have revealed the truth, and made the most of the opportunity.
And how could I send you alone, with such an opportunity to be taken care of!Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2|Elizabeth Sheppard
It was about three months after his return that Edgar had an opportunity of finding the advantage of his skill in boxing.At Aboukir and Acre|George Alfred Henty
noun plural -ties
late 14c., from Old French opportunite (13c.) and directly from Latin opportunitatem (nominative opportunitas) "fitness, convenience, suitableness, favorable time," from opportunus (see opportune). Opportunity cost attested from 1911. Expression opportunity knocks but once (at any man's door) attested from 1898.