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op·por·tune

 (ŏp′ər-to͞on′, -tyo͞on′)
adj.
1. Suited or right for a particular purpose: an opportune place to make camp.
2. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: an opportune arrival.

[Middle English, from Old French opportun, from Latin opportūnus, from ob portum (veniēns), (coming) toward port : ob, to; see ob- + portum, accusative of portus, harbor; see per-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

op′por·tune′ly adv.
op′por·tune′ness n.

opportune

(ˈɒpəˌtjuːn)
adj
1. occurring at a time that is suitable or advantageous
2. fit or suitable for a particular purpose or occurrence
[C15: via Old French from Latin opportūnus, from ob- to + portus harbour (originally: coming to the harbour, obtaining timely protection)]
ˈopporˌtunely adv
ˈopporˌtuneness n

op•por•tune

(ˌɒp ərˈtun, -ˈtyun)

adj.
1. suitable; apt: an opportune comment.
2. occurring at an appropriate time; well-timed: an opportune appearance.
[1375–1425; < Latin opportūnus convenient =op- op- + portu-, s. of portus access, port1 + -nus]
op`por•tune′ly, adv.
op`por•tune′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.opportune - suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose; "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival"
advantageous - giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"
inopportune - not opportune; "arrived at a most inopportune hour"; "an inopportune visit"

opportune

opportune

adjective
Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time:
Translations
مُلائم، مُناسِب، في وَقْتِه
belejlig
sem kemur á heppilegum tíma; heppilegur

opportune

[ˈɒpətjuːn] ADJ [arrival, event, remark] → oportuno
at an opportune moment or timeen un momento oportuno

opportune

[ˈɒpərtjuːn] adj [time, moment] → opportun(e)
The call came at an opportune moment for me → L'appel est venu au moment opportun pour moi.

opportune

adj timegelegen, günstig; remarkan passender Stelle; action, eventrechtzeitig, opportun (geh); at an opportune momentzu einem günstigen Zeitpunkt

opportune

[ˈɒpəˌtjuːn] adjopportuno/a
to be opportune → capitare a proposito

opponent

(əˈpəunənt) noun
a person who opposes. an opponent of the government; He beat his opponent by four points.
opporˈtune adjective
coming at the right time. an opportune remark.
opporˈtunely adverb
opporˈtuneness noun
opportunism noun
opporˈtunist noun
a person who takes advantage of any circumstance which will help him personally. a political opportunist.

opportune

a. oportuno-a, conveniente.
References in classic literature ?
Thus far the knowledge of Heyward assisted him in the explanation; and as he now knew that the interruption was caused by the unlooked-for return of a successful war-party, every disagreeable sensation was quieted in inward congratulation, for the opportune relief and insignificance it conferred on himself.
In the first flush of gratitude to their father for this opportune holiday, something of harmony had been restored to the family circle that had of late been shaken by discord.
Individuals of wiser faith, indeed, who knew that Heaven promotes its purposes without aiming at the stage-effect of what is called miraculous interposition, were inclined to see a providential hand in Roger Chillingworth's so opportune arrival.
When the first brown gingham frock was completed, the child seized what she thought an opportune moment and asked her aunt Miranda if she might have another color for the next one.
Weston's visit this morning was in another respect particularly opportune.
An opportune double knock at the door, which I knew well from old experience in Windsor Terrace, and which nobody but Mr.
But, they were both happily relieved by the opportune appearance of Mike, the client with the fur cap and the habit of wiping his nose on his sleeve, whom I had seen on the very first day of my appearance within those walls.
Well have ye judg'd, well ended long debate, Synod of Gods, and like to what ye are, Great things resolv'd; which from the lowest deep Will once more lift us up, in spight of Fate, Neerer our ancient Seat; perhaps in view Of those bright confines, whence with neighbouring Arms And opportune excursion we may chance Re-enter Heav'n; or else in some milde Zone Dwell not unvisited of Heav'ns fair Light Secure, and at the brightning Orient beam Purge off this gloom; the soft delicious Air, To heal the scarr of these corrosive Fires Shall breath her balme.
D'Artagnan lost no time, and as soon as the thing was suitable and opportune, he paid a visit to the lord treasurer of his majesty.
He picked up his team with his eyes as the hostess picks up the ladies at the opportune moment, and pausing only by the colonel's chair to say, "This isn't our affair, you know, sir," led them into the verandah and the gardens.
If any remark should occur to you, you can reserve it for some more opportune time.
Belleforet, Father Le Juge, and Corrozet affirm that it was picked up on the morrow, with great pomp, by the clergy of the quarter, and borne to the treasury of the church of Saint Opportune, where the sacristan, even as late as 1789, earned a tolerably handsome revenue out of the great miracle of the Statue of the Virgin at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, which had, by its mere presence, on the memorable night between the sixth and seventh of January, 1482, exorcised the defunct Eustache Moubon, who, in order to play a trick on the devil, had at his death maliciously concealed his soul in his straw pallet.