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 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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Recent Examples on the Web Chelsea Phaire has one goal: to make art available to everyone. TheWeek, "Connecticut girl sends more than 1,500 art kits to kids in shelters and foster care," 22 May 2020 So those are the three examples of interesting vaccine candidate data that are available as of today. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, "Early Coronavirus Immunity Data Fuel Promise for a Vaccine," 22 May 2020 After a soft opening through May 22, Golfland Sunsplash will make all of its attractions available beginning May 23. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Phoenix water parks are opening for summer. Here are their coronavirus safety precautions," 21 May 2020 Film line-up: Friday, May 22: The Sandlot Saturday, May 23: The Greatest Showman Sunday, May 24: Hidden Figures Monday, May 25: Night at the Museum Tickets cost $20 per car, per night and are available via Eventbrite. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Drive-in experience coming to College Hill this Memorial Day weekend," 21 May 2020 After the initial buzz, Utah jumped the gun and prepared to make the medication available without prescriptions. Camela Thompson, STAT, "Life with lupus: Trump’s hydroxychloroquine hype puts my treatment — and himself — at risk," 20 May 2020 The San Francisco Department of Public Health did not make someone available to discuss the topic, despite requests by The Chronicle. Joaquin Palomino, SFChronicle.com, "Why has coronavirus taken such a toll on SF’s Asian American community? Experts perplexed over high death rate," 20 May 2020 Some of that came from Southwest cutting flights in April, but the company is looking to make more flights available as June and the summer travel season begin. Dallas News, "Southwest Airlines says passengers are slowly coming back after 2 months of negative demand," 19 May 2020 Transformco declined to make Riecker available for an interview. At A Great Price, ProPublica, "Nearing Bankruptcy, Sears Claimed Fast-Food Workers and Baristas as Employees to Keep Tax Breaks," 17 May 2020

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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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25 May 2020

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“Available.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/available. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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How to pronounce available (audio)

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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