Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Present and ready for use; at hand; accessible: kept a fire extinguisher available at all times.
  • adj. Capable of being gotten; obtainable: a bedspread available in three colors.
  • adj. Qualified and willing to serve or assist: a list of available candidates; was not available for comment.
  • adj. Chemistry Capable of being used in a chemical reaction: available electrons.
  • adj. Botany Present, as in soil, and capable of being used by plants as a nutrient: available water; available minerals.
  • adj. Archaic Capable of bringing about a beneficial result or effect.
  • adj. Law Archaic Valid. Used especially of a plea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.
  • adj. Readily obtainable.
  • adj. Valid
  • adj. Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy to achieve the purpose; availing, effective.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the object; effectual; valid.
  • adj. Such as one may avail one's self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose; usable; profitable; advantageous; convertible into a resource

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Profitable; advantageous; having efficacy.
  • Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy for the object; valid.
  • Capable of being used or employed with advantage; attainable; accessible; at one's disposal: as, his resources were not available at the time.
  • Advailable is a rare and obsolete form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
  • adj. convenient for use or disposal
  • adj. not busy; not otherwise committed

Etymologies

avail +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

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