available

[ uh-vey-luh-buhl ]
/ əˈveɪ lə bəl /

adjective

suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available.
readily obtainable; accessible: available resources.
having sufficient power or efficacy; valid.
Archaic. efficacious; profitable; advantageous.

Origin of available

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at avail, -able

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for unavailable (1 of 2)

unavailable

/ (ˌʌnəˈveɪləbəl) /

adjective

not obtainable or accessibleunavailable for comment

British Dictionary definitions for unavailable (2 of 2)

available

/ (əˈveɪləbəl) /

adjective

obtainable or accessible; capable of being made use of; at hand
US politics derogatory suitable for public office, usually as a result of having an inoffensive characterSmith was a particularly available candidate

Derived Forms

availability or availableness, nounavailably, adverb
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