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available Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
    • kept a fire extinguisher available
    • much information is available through computers
    • available in many colors
    • the list of available candidates is unusually long
  2. adjective satellite not busy; not otherwise committed
    • he was not available for comment
    • he was available and willing to accompany her
  3. adjective satellite convenient for use or disposal
    usable; useable.
    • the house is available after July 1
    • 2000 square feet of usable office space

A*vail"a*ble adjective
  1. Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the object; effectual; valid; as, an available plea. Obs.
    Laws human are available by consent. Hooker.
  2. Such as one may avail one's self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose; usable; profitable; advantageous; convertible into a resource; as, an available measure; an available candidate.
    Struggling to redeem, as he did, the available months and days out of so many that were unavailable. Carlyle.
    Having no available funds with which to pay the calls on new shares. H. Spenser.

Webster 1913