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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Avail(verb)

    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. 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

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

  4. Avail(noun)

    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. Avail(noun)

    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. 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...

  2. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    ***(c)(p) MEN WITH MONEY, RUNNING FROM EARTH, TO MOON AND OUTERSPACE. THEY HAVE SO FAR CORRUPTED EARTH IN EVERY PLACE. THEY NOW ARE TYRANNICAL AND INSANE, BECOMING DEVIL WORSHIPPERS IN THIS CRAZY GAME. THEY TRY TO RUN FROM THEMSELVES WITH NO AVAIL. JAH ALMIGHTY WILL TEACH THEM ALL A LESSON IN JESUS NAME. THIS IS PROPHECY THEY WILL NOT ESCAPE.

  3. Logan Pearsall Smith:

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

  4. Sergei Skripal:

    I'm grateful for the offers of assistance from the Russian Embassy. But at the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their services, also, I want to reiterate what I said in my earlier statement, that no one speaks for me, or for my father but ourselves.

  5. James Madison:

    It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow.

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Translations for avail

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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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