What does the word opportunity mean?

Usage examples for opportunity

  1. I shall send this by post, as I do not know of any opportunity, and do not think it best to wait for one. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. " The opportunity is excellent at the present time. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  3. This is the opportunity of a life- time. – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams