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a·vail·a·ble

available

 
 
pronunciation:
veI l bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to be had for use or purchase; at hand.
Are there any apartments available in this building?That style of shoe is no longer available.The land for the park become available for purchase last spring.I don't want to sell my house, but it's the only option available to me.
 
synonyms:
accessible, obtainable
antonyms:
busy, engaged, unavailable
similar words:
at one's fingertips, free, handy, on hand, open, procurable, ready, vacant
definition 2: qualified and willing to serve, take part in something, or take on a responsibility.
I wanted to buy a washing machine, but no store clerk was available to help me.The senator's aide said that she was not available for comment.I'll be out of town next week, so I won't be available for any meetings.
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derivations: availably (adv.), availableness (n.)
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  • availability:
    the condition of being available.