Available



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.
Contemporary Examples

There were so many women on his route, he marveled, so many predatory women, eager and available.
The Summer of the Entenmann’s Man Gael Greene July 8, 2010

Royal aides have confirmed that William will be able to use a “work” helicopter if one is available.
Street Parties, Helicopters, and Gun Salutes: How the Royal Birth Will Unfold Tom Sykes June 24, 2013

One of the ironies of instant communication it seems is that no one is ever available to talk.
Kill the Media Zombies Tina Brown December 7, 2008

When one plays life that way, one in a way awakes creative vital energies in oneself that otherwise are not available.
Joseph Campbell on the Roots of Halloween Joseph Campbell October 30, 2014

All 65 episodes of the original animated series, starring that lovable combat-booted misanthrope, are now available on DVD.
The Revenge of Daria Rebecca Dana May 14, 2010

Historical Examples

We have at least ten available rooms large enough to accommodate clubs of that size.
Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson

Comments and background to all the plays, and links to the other plays are available here.
The Indian Princess James Nelson Barker

The Burman is a born gambler, and indulges his propensity on every available occasion.
A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White

But to make it available it needs a vehicle or art by which it is conveyed to men.
Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson

The superiority of nuts over practically all other products which are available, as substitutes, scarcely needs argument.
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Various

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 character: Smith was a particularly available candidate
adj.

mid-15c., “beneficial,” also “valid, effective, capable of producing the desired effect,” from avail + -able. Meaning “at one’s disposal, capable of being made use of” is recorded from 1827.

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