Definition of kairos
: a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action : the opportune and decisive moment
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of kairos
Greek, fitness, opportunity, time; perhaps akin to Greek keirein to cut — more at shear
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up kairos? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).