Opportune Definition

ŏpər-to͝on, -tyo͝on
Right for the purpose; fitting in regard to circumstances.
Webster's New World
Happening or done at the right time; seasonable; well-timed; timely.
Webster's New World
Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time.
An opportune arrival.
American Heritage

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

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