Opportune meaning

ŏpər-to͝on, -tyo͝on
Right for the purpose; fitting in regard to circumstances.
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Happening or done at the right time; seasonable; well-timed; timely.
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The opportune arrival of the bus cut short the boring conversation.

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The definition of opportune is appropriate or suitable, or happening at the right time.

An example of something opportune is a job opening up in your field right after graduation.

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Suited or right for a particular purpose.

An opportune place to make camp.

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This would be an opportune spot for a picnic.

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Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time.

An opportune arrival.

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Origin of opportune

  • Middle English from Old French opportun from Latin opportūnus from ob portum (veniēns) (coming) toward port ob to ob– portum accusative of portus harbor per-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin opportunus, from the phrase: ob portum veniens ("coming towards a port").

    From Wiktionary