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 unavailable. --Carlyle.
Having no available funds with which to pay the calls on new shares. --H. Spenser.
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"
3: convenient for use or disposal; "the house is available
after July 1"; "2000 square feet of usable office space"
[syn: usable, useable]