available

adjective avail·able \ ə-ˈvā-lə-bəl \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of available

1 : present or ready for immediate use
  • available resources
2 : accessible, obtainable
  • articles available in any drugstore
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

availableness

noun

availably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of available in a Sentence

  1. The family kept emergency supplies available.

  2. The dress is also available in larger sizes.

  3. The articles are available at any drugstore.

  4. Fresh fruit is available during the summer.

  5. The drug is readily available in Europe.

  6. The report will soon be made available to the public.

  7. I missed the plane, and the next available flight doesn't leave until tomorrow.

  8. All available resources were used.

  9. She spent every available dollar on her hobby.

  10. Parking is available for people staying at the hotel.

Recent Examples of available from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of available

see 1avail

AVAILABLE Defined for English Language Learners

available

adjective

Definition of available for English Language Learners

  • : easy or possible to get or use

  • : present or ready for use

  • : present and able or willing to talk to someone


AVAILABLE Defined for Kids

available

adjective avail·able \ ə-ˈvā-lə-bəl \

Definition of available for Students

1 : suitable, usable
  • She used every available excuse to get out of work.
2 : possible to get : obtainable
  • available supplies

availability

\ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


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