available

adjective
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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In the second outfit, Yara did a complete 180 wearing a long sleeve cropped shirt by NANUSHKA (that is still available here for $220) and a pair of TRE by Natalie Ratabesi wide leg jeans. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Yara Shahidi Wore 3 Outfits in 1 Day and I Need to Talk About Them," 3 Jan. 2019 Dozens of meters of all three formats are currently available on Amazon. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, "What Is the Keto Diet, Exactly?," 27 Dec. 2018 An Under Armour spokeswoman said Mr. de Pestel wasn’t available to comment for this article. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Five New CMOs Charged With Boosting Battered Brands in 2019," 24 Dec. 2018 Ars' 20 years of archives, for instance, are freely available on our website. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch," 23 Dec. 2018 Today, credenzas are available in endless styles and finishes, with both decorative and functional uses. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "How to Choose the Perfect Credenza," 19 Dec. 2018 Right now Block is only available in New York and New Jersey, with plans to expand to other states in the new year. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "This Renovation Start-Up Wants To Deliver Your New Bathroom To You," 17 Dec. 2018 Further details on Holiday Date, as well as the second Hanukkah movie, weren't immediately available. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Here's Why Hallmark's Upcoming Hanukkah Movies Are Such a Big Deal," 1 Dec. 2018 Of the plastics humans have produced since the 1950s, just as commercial plastics became marketed and readily available to consumers, only 9% of it has been recycled, Greenpeace reports. Tabor Wordelman, Teen Vogue, "These Are the Ways Plastics Can Mess Up Your Body," 19 Dec. 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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available

adjective

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

available

adjective
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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