avail·able | \ ə-ˈvā-lə-bəl \

Definition of available 

1 : present or ready for immediate use available resources

2a : accessible, obtainable articles available in any drugstore

b : free and able to do something at a particular time should be available to meet next Tuesday

c : not involved in a romantic relationship interested in meeting available men/women

3 : qualified or willing to do something or to assume a responsibility available candidates

4 : present in such chemical or physical form as to be usable (as by a plant) available nitrogen available water

5 law : valid used of a legal plea or charge

6 archaic : having a beneficial effect

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Other words from available

availableness noun
availably \-blē \ adverb

Examples of available in a Sentence

The family kept emergency supplies available. The dress is also available in larger sizes. The articles are available at any drugstore. Fresh fruit is available during the summer. The drug is readily available in Europe. The report will soon be made available to the public. I missed the plane, and the next available flight doesn't leave until tomorrow. All available resources were used. She spent every available dollar on her hobby. Parking is available for people staying at the hotel.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Gasoline-electric hybrids are now available from a variety of manufacturers. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "COMPACT," 13 July 2018 The pre-order bundles are now available exclusively through Good Charlotte's online store. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "Good Charlotte Releases Poignant New Single 'Shadowboxer': Watch," 13 July 2018 There’s a slew of stuff from one of our favorite men’s basics brands, Save Khaki, on sale at Nordstrom Rack, like this all-weather parka that’s also available in khaki and green. The Editors, The Cut, "41 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Miu Miu to Missoni," 13 July 2018 Many foods on this year's list like lobster fries and a Krispy Kreme doughnut bacon burger were also available at last year's fair. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Chew on this: These are the 20 wildest foods for sale at this year’s State Fair," 12 July 2018 By then, refrigeration would have been widely available. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskana recipe: Halibut Olympia a little better than you remember," 12 July 2018 Financial aid and scholarships are also available for those who qualify. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Community news: Lincoln-Way cadets take 3rd at national academic bowl," 12 July 2018 Counter seating is also available at the front of the brewery facing North Ave. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Vennture Brew Co. brings coffee and beer to Washington Heights neighborhood," 11 July 2018 Seasonal memberships are also available for $60, which allows 90 minutes of ride time per day through November 2018. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Oak Park sells former Divvy stations for $140K; forest preserves offering dockless bike sharing in River Forest," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of available

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 5

History and Etymology for available

see avail entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of available

: easy or possible to get or use

: present or ready for use

: present and able or willing to talk to someone


avail·able | \ ə-ˈvā-lə-bəl \

Kids Definition of available

1 : suitable, usable She used every available excuse to get out of work.

2 : possible to get : obtainable available supplies

Other words from available

availability \ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun

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