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- Such as one may avail oneself of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.
- We have an available candidate.
- Readily obtainable.
- The list shows the available products in the store.
- (law) Valid.
- This is an available plea.
- (archaic) Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy to achieve the purpose; availing, effective.
1897, Henry Banroft, Proceedings - Institution of Mechanical Engineers, canal Boat Propulsion:
- The different navigations she had to pass through for this purpose were such that only an independent method of propulsion would be available.
- Not in a romantic relationship; single.
- I asked her if she was available but she said she had a boyfriend.
- (such as can be availed of): usable, profitable, advantageous; vacant (of a location)
- (legally valid): effectual, valid
- (such as can be availed of): unavailable
capable of being used
having sufficient power or efficacy
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