- 1Able to be used or obtained; at someone’s disposal: refreshments will be available all afternoon community health services available to LondonersMore example sentences
obtainable, accessible, to be had, ready for use, at hand, to hand, at one's disposal, at one's fingertips, within easy reach, handy, convenient; on sale, on the market, in stock, in season; untaken, unengaged, unused• rare procurable
- This option is only available to those able to pay an initial consultation fee.
- Workers will be able to find out about what help will be available to them to find another job.
- This information seems to have been obtained from file notes which were not made available to us.
- 1.1(Of a person) not otherwise occupied; free to do something: the nurse is only available at certain times the minister was not available for commentMore example sentences
- He was not available for comment on Monday but has vowed to clear himself of the allegations.
- Nor could we depend on the same people being available the next day to finish an interrupted game.
- She added that the necessary staff are not available at weekends to allow people to view their cars.
- 1.2 • informal Not currently involved in a sexual or romantic relationship: there’s no available women hereMore example sentences
- 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.
- Married men have been chasing single women for a very long time and available women have been falling for them for just as long.
- When you are in a relationship with a woman and you are doing your best to remain faithful you can begin to stop looking for single or available women.
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- An unexpected benefit is the availability of flights from regional airports in the UK.
- Some of them face legal entanglements as to title and availability for such a project.
- Several houses had been put on hold pending the availability of funds for the project.