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:

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. Soumya Swaminathan:

    Our goal, our hope is that in the first quarter of 2021 that we would have about half a billion of doses available to be distributed across the countries, in a fair manner, so countries can start expecting doses toward the end of the first quarter of 2021. A few countries may start earlier, it’s likely, possible, that we may have some learnings by going early into a few countries.

  2. Christopher Ochner:

    We don't have enough treatments to address our underlying biology [ of obesity ], we would like to see other, safer, more widely available treatments.

  3. Greta Thunberg:

    These numbers arent anyones political opinions or political views, this is the current best-available science.

  4. Mac Hyman:

    The amount of extra information that they'll have in the next few days, until these tests are widely available, is going to be minimal.

  5. Nick Caserio:

    On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Lovie Smith for everything he has contributed to our team over the last two seasons as a coach and a leader, i’m constantly evaluating our football operation and believe this is the best decision for us at this time. It is my responsibility to build a comprehensive and competitive program that can sustain success over a long period of time. We aren’t there right now, however, with the support of the McNair family and the resources available to us, I’m confident in the direction of our football program moving forward.

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  • متاحArabic
  • ная́ўны, дасту́пныBelarusian
  • разполагаем, наличен, годен, полезенBulgarian
  • disponibleCatalan, Valencian
  • platný, dostupný, k dispoziciCzech
  • tilgængeligDanish
  • verfügbar, disponibel, erhältlichGerman
  • διαθέσιμοςGreek
  • uzebla, havebla, valida, pretaEsperanto
  • disponibleSpanish
  • saatavissa, tulla kysymykseen, kelvollinen, validi, oleva, käytettävissä, käsillä, lainvoimainen, saatavilla, kelvataFinnish
  • disponibleFrench
  • dispoñibleGalician
  • उपलब्धHindi
  • kapható, rendelkezésre álló, érvényesHungarian
  • tersediaIndonesian
  • disponibileItalian
  • 利用可能Japanese
  • 사용 가능Korean
  • beschikbaarDutch
  • tilgjengelig, tilgjengeligeNorwegian
  • dostępny, wolnyPolish
  • disponível, acessível, válidoPortuguese
  • procurabil, disponibilRomanian
  • доступный, наличный, правомо́чный, пригодный, годный, подходящий, действи́тельный, наличие, распоряжениеRussian
  • tillgängligSwedish
  • అందుబాటులోTelugu
  • kullanıma hazır, mevcut, varTurkish
  • доступнийUkrainian

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