[syn: available, usable, useable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Available \A*vail"a*ble\, a.
1. Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy, for the
object; effectual; valid; as, an available plea. [Obs.]
Laws human are available by consent. --Hooker.
2. Such as one may avail one's self of; capable of being used
for the accomplishment of a purpose; usable; profitable;
advantageous; convertible into a resource; as, an
available measure; an available candidate.
Struggling to redeem, as he did, the available
months and days out of so many that were
Having no available funds with which to pay the
calls on new shares. --H. Spenser.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service;
"kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information
is available through computers"; "available in many
colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually
long" [ant: unavailable]
2: not busy; not otherwise committed; "he was not available for
comment"; "he was available and willing to accompany her"
[syn: available, uncommitted]
3: convenient for use or disposal; "the house is available after
July 1"; "2000 square feet of usable office space" [syn:
available, usable, useable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "available":
abandoned, accessible, adaptable, all-around, approachable,
at hand, at leisure, at liberty, at loose ends, attainable,
attendant, close by, come-at-able, convenient, deserted,
disengaged, fallow, findable, forsaken, free, getatable, gettable,
godforsaken, handy, idle, immanent, immediate, in view, indwelling,
inherent, jobless, leisure, leisured, lumpen, nearby, obtainable,
of all work, off, off duty, off work, on board, on call, on deck,
on hand, on tap, open, open to, otiose, out of employ,
out of harness, out of work, penetrable, pervious, present,
procurable, reachable, ready, securable, tenantless, to be had,
to hand, unemployable, unemployed, unfilled, uninhabited, unmanned,
unoccupied, unpeopled, unpopulated, unstaffed, untaken, untenanted,
untended, vacant, versatile, within call, within reach,