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Meaning of “available” in the English Dictionary

"available" in British English

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availableadjective

uk   us   /əˈveɪ.lə.bl̩/
A2 able to be ​bought or used: Is this ​dress available in a ​largersize? Our ​autumncatalogue is now available fromourusualstockists. There's no ​money available for an ​officeparty this ​year. It is ​vital that ​food is made available to the ​famineareas. Do you have any ​doublerooms available this ​weekend? If someone is available, they are not ​busy and ​thereforeable to do something: [+ to infinitive] I'm ​afraid I'm not available tohelp with the show on the 19th. Every available ​officer will be ​assigned to the ​investigation.

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(Definition of available from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"available" in American English

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availableadjective

 us   /əˈveɪ·lə·bəl/
able to be ​obtained, used, or ​reached: Her new ​book is available in ​bookstores all ​acrossAmerica.
availability
noun [U]  us   /əˌveɪ·ləˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
I’ll ​check on the availability of ​tickets.
(Definition of available from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"available" in Business English

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availableadjective

uk   us   /əˈveɪləbl/
if something is available, you are able to ​buy it, own it, or have it: Business ​class is ​sold out, but there are still a few ​seats available in first ​class. We will ​let you know about any available ​jobs at the ​branch. Portfolio ​samples and ​references are available on ​request.make sth available The ​government made available ​additionalfunding for ​cleanenergyresearch.be/become available for sth The new ​release will become available for ​purchase in April of next ​year.be/become available to sb Access to this ​website is only available to ​registeredusers.
if someone is available, they have enough ​time to do something: I’m sorry, he’s not available ​right now. Would you like to ​leave him a ​message?available for sth Are you available Thursday morning for a ​conferencecall?available to do sth I'm ​busy all this week but I'd be available to ​meet with you next Monday.
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(Definition of available from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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