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  • 1 Opportune — may refer to: HMS Opportune (S20), an Oberon class submarine USS Opportune (ARS 41), a Bolster class rescue and salvage ship See also Opportunity (disambiguation) Sainte Opportune This disambiguation page lists articles as …

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  • 2 Opportune — Op por*tune , a. [F. opporiun, L. opportunus, lit., at or before the port; ob (see {Ob }) + a derivative of portus port, harbor. See {Port} harbor.] Convenient; ready; hence, seasonable; timely. Milton. [1913 Webster] This is most opportune to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Opportune — Op por*tune , v. t. To suit. [Obs.] Dr. Clerke(1637). [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 opportune — I adjective advantageous, appropriate, apt, auspicious, befitting, commodus, convenient, due, expedient, fit, fitting, idoneus, opportunus, propitious, providential, seasonable, suitable, suited, timely, well timed II index …

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  • 5 opportune — c.1400, from L. opportunus favorable, from the phrase ob portum veniens coming toward a port, in reference to the wind, from ob to, toward (see OB (Cf. ob )) + portus harbor (see PORT (Cf. port) (1)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 opportune — *seasonable, timely, well timed, pat Analogous words: happy, felicitous, appropriate, fitting (see FIT adj): propitious, auspicious, *favorable: ready, prompt, *quick, apt Antonyms: inopportune …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 opportune — [adj] advantageous, lucky appropriate, apt, auspicious, convenient, favorable, felicitous, fit, fitting, fortuitous, fortunate, happy, helpful, pat, proper, propitious, seasonable, suitable, timely, timeous, well timed; concepts 548,572 Ant.… …

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  • 8 opportune — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done or occurring at an especially convenient or appropriate time. DERIVATIVES opportunely adverb. ORIGIN Latin opportunus, from ob in the direction of + portus harbour , originally describing the wind driving towards the harbour,… …

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  • 9 opportune — [äp΄ər to͞on′, äp΄ərtyo͞on′] adj. [ME < MFr < L opportunus, lit., at or before the port < ob (see OB ) + portus,PORT1] 1. right for the purpose; fitting in regard to circumstances: said of time 2. happening or done at the right time;… …

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  • 10 Opportune — Sainte Opportune La plus ancienne représentation de la sainte en Normandie (abbaye de Lessay, XIIIe siècle) …

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  • 11 opportune — opportunely, adv. opportuneness, n. /op euhr toohn , tyoohn /, adj. 1. appropriate, favorable, or suitable: an opportune phrase for the occasion. 2. occurring or coming at an appropriate time; well timed: an opportune warning. [1375 1425; late ME …

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  • 12 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

  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 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… …

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  • 17 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.… …

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  • 18 opportune — adjective a) Suitable for some particular purpose. This would be an opportune spot for a picnic b) At a convenient or advantageous time. The opportune arrival of the bus cut short the boring conversation …

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  • 19 opportune — ● opportun, opportune adjectif (latin opportunus, qui conduit au port) Qui convient au temps, aux lieux, aux circonstances, qui survient à propos : Le moment opportun pour agir. ● opportun, opportune (synonymes) adjectif (latin opportunus, qui… …

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  • 20 opportune — op•por•tune [[t]ˌɒp ərˈtun, ˈtyun[/t]] adj. 1) suitable; apt: an opportune comment[/ex] 2) occurring at an appropriate time; well timed: an opportune appearance[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425; < L opportūnus convenient =op op +portu , s. of… …

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