available (adj.)

mid-15c., "beneficial," also "valid, effective, capable of producing the desired effect," from avail + -able. The meaning "at one's disposal, capable of being made use of" is recorded from 1827. Related: Availably.

updated on September 30, 2022

Definitions of available from WordNet

available (adj.)
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
available (adj.)
not busy; not otherwise committed;
he was available and willing to accompany her
he was not available for comment
Synonyms: uncommitted
available (adj.)
convenient for use or disposal;
the house is available after July 1
Synonyms: usable / useable
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