What does avail mean?

Definitions for avail
əˈveɪlavail

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word avail.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avail, help, serviceverb

    a means of serving

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

  2. availverb

    use to one's advantage

    "He availed himself of the available resources"

  3. availverb

    be of use to, be useful to

    "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"

  4. avail, helpverb

    take or use

    "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"

Wiktionary

  1. availnoun

    Benefit; value, profit; advantage toward success.

  2. availnoun

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

  3. availnoun

    Proceeds; profits from business transactions.

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

  4. availnoun

    Effort; striving.

  5. availnoun

    An advertising slot or package.

  6. availnoun

    A press avail.

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

  7. availnoun

    Non-binding notice of availability for work.

  8. availnoun

    A readily available stock of oil.

  9. availverb

    To turn to the advantage of

    I availed myself of the opportunity.

  10. availverb

    To be of service to.

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

  11. availverb

    To promote; to assist.

  12. availverb

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

  13. availverb

    To provide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Availverb

    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

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

  2. Availverb

    to promote; to assist

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

  3. Availverb

    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

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

  4. Availnoun

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

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

  5. Availnoun

    proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction

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

  6. Avail

    see Avale, v

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The years of life attain such a journey that no one knows where it ends; therefore, travel and avail it, in harmony, not in dissonance.

  2. John Adams:

    If a majority are capable of preferring their own private interest, or that of their families, counties, and party, to that of the nation collectively, some provision must be made in the constitution, in favor of justice, to compel all to respect the common right, the public good, the universal law, in preference to all private and partial considerations... And that the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of history... To remedy the dangers attendant upon the arbitrary use of power, checks, however multiplied, will scarcely avail without an explicit admission some limitation of the right of the majority to exercise sovereign authority over the individual citizen... In popular governments [democracies], minorities [individuals] constantly run much greater risk of suffering from arbitrary power than in absolute monarchies...

  3. C. C. Colton:

    Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass before they can enter the temple of wisdom. When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will serve us again. But if to avoid the trouble of the search we avail ourselves of the superior information of a friend, such knowledge will not remain with us; we have not bought, but borrowed it.

  4. Miles Kupa:

    It was evident that there was no flexibility in their position, but that said, I think it was incumbent on us to do everything we could. ... In the end, that proved to be of no avail.

  5. Og Mandino:

    I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.

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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
  • הועילHebrew
  • 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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    • A. lumberman
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