opportunity-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a beneficial chance or possibility

Commentary: OPPORTUNITY[+state][+circumstance][+favorable] a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances, a chance

The holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington.
He sees an opportunity to exploit the perceived weakness of his opponent.
There was never an opportunity to speak to her privately.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an employment possibility

Commentary: OPPORTUNITY[+state][+circumstance][+opening][+employment] a job or employment possibility, opening

There were more finance opportunities in New York than in Detroit.
John turned down an opportunity as marketing director of their firm.
Mary is not interested in opportunities to sell insurance.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b