What does available mean?

Definitions for available
əˈveɪ lə bəlavail·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. availableadjective

    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. available, uncommittedadjective

    not busy; not otherwise committed

    "he was not available for comment"; "he was available and willing to accompany her"

  3. available, usable, useableadjective

    convenient for use or disposal

    "the house is available after July 1"; "2000 square feet of usable office space"


  1. availableadjective

    Such as one may avail one's self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.

    We have an available candidate.

  2. availableadjective

    Readily obtainable.

    The list shows the available products in the store.

  3. availableadjective


    This is an available plea.

  4. availableadjective

    Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy to achieve the purpose; availing, effective.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Availableadjective

    Etymology: from avail.

    All things subject to action, the will does so far incline unto, as reason judges them more available to our bliss. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Laws human are available by consent. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Mighty is the efficacy of such intercessions to avert judgments; how much more available then may they be to secure the continuance of blessings? Francis Atterbury, Serm.


  1. available

    ‹See Tfd› In reliability engineering, the term availability has the following meanings:


  1. available

    Available refers to something that is ready and accessible for use or obtainable for use or participation. It implies that the item or service is currently accessible, in stock, or not currently occupied or engaged.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Availableadjective

    having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the object; effectual; valid; as, an available plea

  2. Availableadjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. available

    Accessible to the people that require it.

    Politicians make themselves available to members of the public through various forms of face-to-face communication and through other forms of technology.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'available' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #301

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'available' in Written Corpus Frequency: #793

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'available' in Adjectives Frequency: #30

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of available in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of available in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of available in a Sentence

  1. Clifford Villalon:

    Economics is how people utilize available resources and save the economy from overspending. Ergonomics is how people electrocute themselves in spending and abuse the economy by overusing available resources.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    It's difficult to see that people are starving in this country because food isn't available.(1986)

  3. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    What we are seeking to do is have an opportunity to talk about options that might be available in the area of prisoner transfer or prisoner swap, absolutely no details, but we are seeking opportunities to explore every option that might be available to us — every avenue that might be available to save the lives of these two men.

  4. Peter Goelz:

    They've had a full 24 hours now to gather all of the available radar data from all of the available sources, they should be able to put that together, along with any satellite data, and have a more precise location on where to target their search.

  5. Scott Adams:

    Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.

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    • A. repugnant
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