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 \ -​blē How to pronounce availably (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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According to a release, DHC has dropped into 1,200 Ulta locations throughout the U.S. The retailer whittled DHC's dozens of offerings down to 18 products that are now available on ulta.com, with five debuting in-store. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Japanese Beauty Brand DHC Is Now Sold at Ulta," 11 Mar. 2019 The price will be $695/night on the weekends, and will only be available on the weekends from March through the end of summer. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Secretly Opened a Third Vacation Rental," 26 Feb. 2019 In those categories, aim for variety and seek out the following options, when available. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, "The Best Breastfeeding Diet," 25 Feb. 2019 Then, earlier in February, Google noted that its voice assistant feature would be available on the Nest Guard. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "Google’s Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention," 20 Feb. 2019 Not all of the awards are given out during the live broadcast and most of them will be awarded at the premiere ceremony, which will be available on the Grammys official website starting at 3:00 PM ET. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "How to Watch the 2019 Grammys Online," 8 Feb. 2019 Eight episodes will be available on Delta planes starting this February, including one featuring a conversation between Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's Controversial Lifestyle Brand, Is Getting a Netflix Series," 4 Feb. 2019 Where to watch: Succession is available on all HBO streaming platforms. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The 7 best TV shows of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 The whole episode will probably be available all at once, which looks like how RTT has released previous episodes (in that case, the video might be edited; live streams aren't). Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "How to Watch Jordyn Woods' Red Table Talk Interview With Jada Pinkett Smith," 28 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of available

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 5

History and Etymology for available

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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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to boil down or concentrate

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