from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suited or right for a particular purpose: an opportune place to make camp.
- adj. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: an opportune arrival.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Suitable for some particular purpose.
- adj. At a convenient or advantageous time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Convenient; ready; hence, seasonable; timely.
- transitive v. To suit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Seasonable; timely; well-timed; convenient.
- Conveniently exposed; liable; open.
- To suit; accommodate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin opportunus, from the phrase: ob portum veniens ("coming towards a port"). (Wiktionary)