Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Sep
13
2013

available

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ veI l@ b@l

adjective
definition 1:  able to be had for use or purchase; at hand.
example:  Are there any apartments available in this building?
example:  That style of shoe is no longer available.

definition 2:  qualified and willing to serve, take part in something, or take on a responsibility.
example:  I wanted to buy a washing machine, but no store clerk was available to help me.
example:  The senator’s aide said that he was not available for comment.
example:  I’ll be out of town next week, so I won’t be available for any meetings.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective available (definition 1)

available + NOUN:    ~ information, ~ evidence, ~ resources, ~ services, ~ options, ~ tools,  ~ products, ~ items, ~ facilities, ~ opportunities, ~ forms, ~ materials, ~ data, ~ funds, ~ funding,  ~ details, ~ figures,  ~ reports, ~ statistics,  ~ copies, ~ versions, ~  alternatives, ~ technologies, ~ treatments, ~ space, ~ software, ~ tickets, ~ parking, ~ packages,  ~ accommodation, ~ rooms, ~ sizes, ~ hardware, ~ discounts, ~ slots