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

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. See More
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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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4 Aug 2022

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“Available.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/available. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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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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