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 our need. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Op`por*tune"ly}, adv. -- {Op`por*tune"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • opportunely — 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… …   English terms dictionary

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  • opportunely — adverb /ˈɒp.ə.tjuːn.li,ˈɒp.ə.tʃuːn.li,ˌɒp.əˈtjuːn.li,ˌɑ.pɚˈtun.li,ˌɑ.pɚˈtjun.li/ a) In a manner suitable for some particular purpose. b) In a manner convenient or advantageous at some particular time. See Also: opportune …   Wiktionary

  • opportunely — adv. in an opportune manner; appropriately; in a timely manner; seasonably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • opportunely — ad. Seasonably, in the nick of time, all in good time, in the fulness of time, apropos …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • opportunely — op·por·tune·ly …   English syllables

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  • 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 …   Universalium

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