opportune moment


opportune moment
appropriate time, opportunity, chance

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • opportune moment — index opportunity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • opportune — op|por|tune [ˈɔpətju:n US ˌa:pərˈtu:n] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: opportun, from Latin opportunus, from ob portum toward port ] 1.) an opportune moment/time a time that is suitable for doing something ▪ I waited, hoping for an …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • opportune — adjective formal 1 an opportune moment/time a time that is suitable for doing something: Deborah was waiting for an opportune moment to ask for a raise. 2 done at a very suitable time: an opportune remark opposite inopportune opportunely adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • opportune — [[t]ɒ̱pə(r)tjuːn, AM tu͟ːn[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something happens at an opportune time or is opportune, it happens at the time that is most convenient for someone or most likely to lead to success. [FORMAL] I believe that I have arrived at a very… …   English dictionary

  • opportune — op|por|tune [ apərtun ] adjective FORMAL something that is opportune happens at a suitable time or at a time that seems lucky: the opportune arrival of the police a. an opportune moment or time is one that is convenient or suitable ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • opportune — UK [ˈɒpə(r)tjuːn] / US [ɑpərˈtun] adjective formal a) something that is opportune happens at a suitable time or at a time that seems lucky the opportune arrival of the police b) an opportune moment or time is one that is convenient or suitable… …   English dictionary

  • opportune — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French opportun, from Latin opportunus, from ob toward + portus port, harbor more at ob , ford Date: 15th century 1. suitable or convenient for a particular occurrence < an opportune moment > 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • opportune — /ˈɒpətjun / (say opuhtyoohn), / tʃun/ (say choohn) adjective 1. appropriate or favourable: an opportune moment. 2. occurring or coming at an appropriate time; timely: an opportune warning. {Middle English, from Latin opportūnus} –opportunely,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • opportune — [ˈɒpətjuːn] adj formal an opportune moment or time is a good or lucky time for something to happen …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • opportune — adj. 1 (of a time) well chosen or especially favourable or appropriate (an opportune moment). 2 (of an action or event) well timed; done or occurring at a favourable or useful time. Derivatives: opportunely adv. opportuneness n. Etymology: ME f.… …   Useful english dictionary


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