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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Present and ready for use; at hand; accessible.
  • adjective Capable of being gotten; obtainable.
  • adjective Qualified and willing to serve or assist.
  • adjective Chemistry Capable of being used in a chemical reaction.
  • adjective Botany Present, as in soil, and capable of being used by plants as a nutrient.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the object; effectual; valid.
  • adjective 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

avail +‎ -able

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