What does avail mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avail, help, service(verb)

    a means of serving

    "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"

  2. avail(verb)

    use to one's advantage

    "He availed himself of the available resources"

  3. avail(verb)

    be of use to, be useful to

    "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"

  4. avail, help(verb)

    take or use

    "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"


  1. avail(Noun)

    Benefit; value, profit; advantage toward success.

  2. avail(Noun)

    Effect in achieving a goal or aim; purpose, use (now usually in negative constructions).

  3. avail(Noun)

    Proceeds; profits from business transactions.

    The avails of this auction will go to the Cancer Society.

  4. avail(Noun)

    Effort; striving.

  5. avail(Noun)

    An advertising slot or package.

  6. avail(Noun)

    A press avail.

    While holding an avail yesterday, the candidate lashed out at critics.

  7. avail(Noun)

    Non-binding notice of availability for work.

  8. avail(Noun)

    A readily available stock of oil.

  9. avail(Verb)

    To turn to the advantage of

    I availed myself of the opportunity.

  10. avail(Verb)

    To be of service to.

    Artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment.

  11. avail(Verb)

    To promote; to assist.

  12. avail(Verb)

    To be of use or advantage; to answer or serve the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object.

  13. avail(Verb)

    To provide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avail(verb)

    to turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit; to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment

  2. Avail(verb)

    to promote; to assist

  3. Avail(verb)

    to be of use or advantage; to answer the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object; as, the plea in bar must avail, that is, be sufficient to defeat the suit; this scheme will not avail; medicines will not avail to check the disease

  4. Avail(noun)

    profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail

  5. Avail(noun)

    proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction

  6. Avail

    see Avale, v

  7. Origin: [OE. availen, fr. F. (L. ad) + valoir to be worth, fr. L. valere to be strong, to be worth. See Valiant.]


  1. Avail

    Avail was a punk rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Originally from Reston, Va. the band formed in 1987, its members including Joe Banks, Doug Crosby, Brien Stewart, and Mikey Warstler. The only original remaining member, guitar player Joe Banks, teamed up with rival band LDK's Tim Barry. They moved to Richmond in 1990, and soon, after numerous line up changes, put together a solid lineup to release their first album "Satiate" in 1992. Many of their lyrics center around Richmond. The band released six studio albums. The Band has never officially disbanded, but has not released new material or played live since 2008.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avail

    a-vāl′, v.t. to be of value or service to: to benefit: to take the benefit of (used reflexively with of).—v.i. to be of use: to answer the purpose: (obs.) to take or draw advantage: (Amer.) to inform, assure of.—n. benefit: profit: service.—adj. Avail′able, that one may avail one's self of, utilise: profitable: suitable, obtainable: accessible.—ns. Avail′ableness, Availabil′ity, quality of being available: power in promoting an end in view: validity.—advs. Avail′ably; Avail′ingly, in an availing manner. [Fr.—L. ad, to, val-ēre, to be strong, to be worth.]

  2. Avail

    Same as Avale.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of avail in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of avail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of avail in a Sentence

  1. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    There are few sorrows in which a good income is of no avail.

  2. Andrew Carnegie:

    No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.

  3. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.

  4. Mahabharata:

    Of what avail is the praise or censure of the vulgar, who make a useless noise like a senseless crow in a forest?

  5. Martin Luther:

    When God wants to speak and deal with us, he does not avail himself of an angel but of parents, or the pastor, or of our neighbor.

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  • допринеса, помагам, подпомогна, помогна, печалба, от полза съм, служа, подпомагам, полза, облага, средства, послужа, допринасямBulgarian
  • ausnutzen, nützen, Erfolg, helfenGerman
  • aprovechar, servirSpanish
  • edistää, käyttää hyväkseen, hyöty, auttaa, hyödyntää, onnistua, hyödyttää, tulot, tuottoFinnish
  • profiter, saisir, servirFrench
  • նպաստել, օգնել, [[օգուտ]] [[քաղել]], [[օգուտ]] [[բերել]], օգուտ, օգտվելArmenian
  • アベイルJapanese
  • adiantar, valer-se, aproveitar, valiaPortuguese
  • вocпoльзoвaться, помочь, [[приносить]] [[польза, использовать, помогать, содействовать, [[быть]] [[полезныйRussian
  • nyttja, dugaSwedish
  • yaramakTurkish

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