available

available a‧vail‧a‧ble [əˈveɪləbl] adjective
1. able to be bought, used, seen etc:

• They plan to make the product widely available in vending machines.

• Full-year results aren't yet available.

2. if someone is available, they are not busy and can see or talk to people:

• I'm afraid the chairman isn't available at the moment.

• Are you available for a meeting next Wednesday?

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available UK US /əˈveɪləbl/ adjective
if something is available, you are able to buy it, own it, or have it: »

Business class is sold out, but there are still a few seats available in first class.

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We will let you know about any available jobs at the branch.

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Portfolio samples and references are available on request.

make sth available »

The government made available additional funding for clean energy research.

be/become available for sth »

The new release will become available for purchase in April of next year.

be/become available to sb »

Access to this website is only available to registered users.

if someone is available, they have enough time to do something: »

I’m sorry, he’s not available right now. Would you like to leave him a message?

available for sth »

Are you available Thursday morning for a conference call?

available to do sth »

I'm busy all this week but I'd be available to meet with you next Monday.

Compare UNAVAILABLE(Cf. ↑unavailable)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Available — A*vail a*ble, a. 1. Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the object; effectual; valid; as, an available plea. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Laws human are available by consent. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. Such as one may avail one s self of;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • available — I adjective accessible, approachable, at hand, at one s disposal, attainable, convenient, fit, handy, obtainable, on call, on the market, open, reachable, ready, receptive, securable, suitable, to be had, unfilled, untaken, usable, vacant,… …   Law dictionary

  • available — (adj.) mid 15c., beneficial, also valid, effective, capable of producing the desired effect, from AVAIL (Cf. avail) + ABLE (Cf. able). Meaning at one s disposal, capable of being made use of is recorded from 1827 …   Etymology dictionary

  • available — [adj] ready for use accessible, achievable, applicable, at hand, at one’s disposal*, attainable, come at able*, convenient, derivable from, feasible, free, getatable*, handy, obtainable, on deck*, on hand*, on tap*, open to, possible, prepared,… …   New thesaurus

  • available — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be used or obtained. 2) not otherwise occupied. DERIVATIVES availability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • available — [ə vāl′ə bəl] adj. 1. that one can avail oneself of; that can be used; usable 2. that can be gotten, had, or reached; handy; accessible 3. Obs. that can avail ☆ 4. Politics a) having qualifications that would make one a strong candidate for an… …   English World dictionary

  • available — adj. 1) easily, readily available 2) to make oneself available; to make smt. available 3) available to (the information is available to anyone) 4) available for (are you available for a meeting tomorrow?) 5) available to + inf. (is there anyone… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • available — a|vail|a|ble W1S1 [əˈveıləbəl] adj 1.) something that is available is able to be used or can easily be bought or found ▪ Tickets are available from the box office. available to ▪ Not enough data is available to scientists. available to do sth ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • available — 01. The apartment will be [available] on June first. 02. The President was out of the country and not [available] for comment. 03. The [availability] of avocados in local grocery stores depends on the growing season in California. 04. When are… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • available — a|vail|a|ble [ ə veıləbl ] adjective *** 1. ) not usually before noun able to be obtained, taken, or used: The dish is made with ingredients available in most supermarkets. the best available equipment We ll notify you as soon as tickets become… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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