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  • adverb idiomatic Available; ready; in stock.

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  • adjective readily available

Etymologies

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From Middle English *onhande, *onhende, from Old English onhende ("on hand, demanding attention"), equivalent to on- +‎ hand. Cognate with Icelandic áhendur ("within reach"). Compare offhand.

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