avail·​able | \ ə-ˈvā-lə-bəl How to pronounce available (audio) \

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 \ ə-​ˈvā-​lə-​blē How to pronounce available (audio) \ 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 Vaccinations will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the former Sears store at the Lake Square Mall at 10401 US-441, Leesburg. John Cutter, orlandosentinel.com, "Lake offers same-day COVID-19 appointments today," 2 Apr. 2021 If the competition from gardeners for Dreamland transplants gets tight, obtain California Giant, Cactus, Dahlia or one of the many seed varieties available from your favorite nursery. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Summer flowers to plant now for nectar sources and color in your San Antonio garden," 2 Apr. 2021 Multiple homeowners associations will have community dumpsters available for the disposal of bulky items on select Saturdays in April from 8 a.m. until noon. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com, "City of Laurel to have yard debris, bulk item pickups in April for spring cleanup month," 1 Apr. 2021 The following Southern California nurseries specialize in native plants and expect to have at least narrow-leaf milkweed available by mid-April. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, "Monarch butterfly fans are clamoring for native milkweed. Here are 8 places to buy it," 1 Apr. 2021 Everything else is only available from the app stores, and the apps can be installed if and when the user chooses to do it. Chris Smith, BGR, "iPhones in Russia will suggest local apps during the setup process," 1 Apr. 2021 More information is available from the Port Aransas/Mustang Island Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, "Learn About the Port Aransas Whooping Cranes," 1 Apr. 2021 That is a hair over the national vaccination rate of about 16.4% of the total population, according to the latest data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, "COVID-19 vaccination rate: How Indiana compares to the rest of the nation," 1 Apr. 2021 The top 3% of Oregon tax filers had incomes of at least $250,000, according to the latest data available from the state Department of Revenue. oregonlive, "Oregon Democrats’ bid to eliminate second home tax break draws Realtor backlash," 1 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of available was in the 15th century

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6 Apr 2021

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“Available.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/available. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce available (audio) \

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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