adjective op·por·tune \ˌä-pər-ˈtün, -ˈtyün\

: suitable or right for a particular situation

: done or happening at the right time

Full Definition of OPPORTUNE

:  suitable or convenient for a particular occurrence <an opportune moment>
:  occurring at an appropriate time <an opportune offer of assistance>
op·por·tune·ly adverb
op·por·tune·ness \-ˈt(y)ün-nəs\ noun

Examples of OPPORTUNE

  1. There isn't a more opportune time to invest in the stock market.
  2. <an opportune rain shower gave them an excuse to leave the outdoor concert early>


Middle English, from Middle French opportun, from Latin opportunus, from ob- toward + portus port, harbor — more at ob-, ford
First Known Use: 15th century


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