Opportunity may refer to:

  • Opportunity International - An International microfinance network that lends to the working poor
  • Opportunity NYC is the experimental Conditional Cash Transfer program being launched in New York City
  • Opportunity, Washington, a city in the U.S.
  • Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, an important literary periodical of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Opportunity cost
  • Market opportunity
  • Equal opportunity
  • Business opportunity
  • Political opportunity
  • Means, motive, and opportunity
  • The Opportunity, a 17th-century play
  • "Opportunity", a song by Pete Murray

In space exploration:

  • Opportunity rover (MER-B), one of the two rovers of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission, the other being the Spirit rover.
  • 39382 Opportunity, an asteroid named after the Mars rover
  • Launch window, a window of opportunity

Famous quotes containing the word opportunity:

    I narrowly watched his motions, and listened attentively to his observations, for we had employed an Indian mainly that I might have an opportunity to study his ways.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Liberty requires opportunity to make a living—a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives a man not only enough to live by, but something to live for.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    Science with its retorts would have put me to sleep; it was the opportunity to be ignorant that I improved. It suggested to me that there was something to be seen if one had eyes. It made a believer of me more than before. I believed that the woods were not tenantless, but choke-full of honest spirits as good as myself any day,—not an empty chamber, in which chemistry was left to work alone, but an inhabited house,—and for a few moments I enjoyed fellowship with them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)