Definition of available adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈveɪləbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈveɪləbl//
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  1. 1  that you can get, buy or find available resources/facilities readily/freely/publicly/generally available Tickets are available free of charge from the school. When will the information be made available? Further information is available on request. This was the only room available. We'll send you a copy as soon as it becomes available. Every available doctor was called to the scene.
  2. 2  (of a person) free to see or talk to people Will she be available this afternoon? The director was not available for comment.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the senses ‘effectual, serviceable’ and ‘legally valid’): from avail + -able. The sense ‘at someone's disposal’ dates from the early 19th cent.Extra examples Grants should be available for all students. He has $10 000 of immediately available funds. She is in a meeting at present, but I will let you know as soon as she becomes available. The DVDs are available for purchase. The chairman was not available for comment. The houses are built using locally available materials. The product will now be made available throughout the market. This information is freely available to anyone wishing to see it. Further information is available upon request. The information is freely available. We have used all available resources. When will the information be made available?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: available

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