Adjective "available" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/əˈveɪləb(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Able to be used or obtained; at someone's disposal.
  1. 'community health services available to Londoners'
  2. 'We need to improve the information available to patients on quality and access.'
  3. 'Extra resources will be made available to act on information provided by members of the public.'
  4. 'This option is only available to those able to pay an initial consultation fee.'
  5. 'The report produced by the planning inspector is expected to be available to the public this week.'
  6. 'The plans, which also include a club house, are now available to view at Telegraph House.'
  7. 'This information seems to have been obtained from file notes which were not made available to us.'
  8. 'Counselling and a helpline have been made available to pupils and a book of remembrance is being set up.'
  9. 'Adam also highlighted worries that the drug might not be equally available to all sufferers.'
  10. 'The new service will be centralised, and available to all those authorised to access it.'
  11. 'They should have had the funds available to carry out the work on the chapel.'
  12. 'the minister was not available for comment'
  13. 'She said the youngsters had a high level of need but the teachers were not available to support them.'
  14. 'When the town casts around for someone to blame Vernon is the best available candidate.'
  15. 'The procedure is now often carried out in units where no such team is available.'
  16. 'He was not available for comment on Monday but has vowed to clear himself of the allegations.'
  17. 'You can also specify the area and days you're available to find a voluntary position to suit you.'
  18. 'It is unclear how many Muslim teachers work in Scotland and would be available to run such schools.'
  19. 'As a manager I used to get stressed on Friday when players would ring and say they were not available.'
  20. 'The number of staff affected is unknown and nobody from the firm was available for comment.'
  21. 'If anybody is looking for a new football manager then remember Harry is available again!'
  22. 'They were quite willing to sit down and talk to us and even gave the council dates when they were available.'
  23. 'do you think he's available?'
  24. 'There is one burning question that most women over the age of 35 discuss all the time - where on earth are all the interesting and available men?'
  25. 'From the Oprah show, they did a "scientific" study of where the available men are, and I note that my city didn't make the list.'
  26. 'Taking Sydney, a city much decried for its man shortage, the census shows the number of available men actually outnumbers available women in most age groups.'

Definitions

1. suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available.

2. readily obtainable; accessible: available resources.

3. having sufficient power or efficacy; valid.

4. Archaic. efficacious; profitable; advantageous.

More examples(as adjective)

"officials can be available for comments."

"spokesmen can be available for comments."

"people can be available for comments."

"companies can be available for comments."

"analysts can be available for comments."

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Origin

Late Middle English (in the senses ‘effectual, serviceable’ and ‘legally valid’): from avail + -able. The sense ‘at someone's disposal’ dates from the early 19th century.