Definition of "available" [a•vail•a•ble]

  • Present and ready for use; at hand; accessible: kept a fire extinguisher available at all times. (adjective)
  • Capable of being gotten; obtainable: a bedspread available in three colors. (adjective)
  • Qualified and willing to serve or assist: a list of available candidates; was not available for comment. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Capable of being used in a chemical reaction: available electrons. (adjective)
  • Botany Present, as in soil, and capable of being used by plants as a nutrient: available water; available minerals. (adjective)

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Use "available" in a sentence
  • "If that's the best spin available, is it better than no spin at all???"
  • "Perhaps the most important piece of information from IDPF's meeting in NYC was that overall sales increased when an author made his/her title available via ebook."
  • ""Recently, one of the region's Virgin Megastores included in its book section the Arabic translation of Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler, a title available worldwide in major bookstores and online," a statement said."