unavailable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “unavailable” in the English Dictionary

"unavailable" in British English

See all translations

unavailableadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌn.əˈveɪ.lə.bl̩/
C1 [after verb] If someone is unavailable, they are not ​able to ​talk to ​people or ​meetpeople, usually because they are doing other things: News ​outletstried to ​contact the Senator, but she was unavailable for ​comment.B2 If something is unavailable, you cannot get it or use it: This ​information was ​previously unavailable to the ​public.
(Definition of unavailable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unavailable" in American English

See all translations

unavailableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌʌn·əˈveɪ·lə·bəl/
(of things) not ​able to be used or ​obtained, or (of ​people) not ​willing or ​able to be ​met or ​talked to: Fresh ​fruit and ​vegetables had been unavailable for some ​time. I’m ​sorry, the ​colonel is unavailable now.
(Definition of unavailable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unavailable" in Business English

See all translations

unavailableadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌnəˈveɪləbl/
not able to be ​bought, ​owned, etc.: unavailable to sb Much of their ​clothing is ​custom-made and unavailable to the ​public. This ​information was previously unavailable ​online.
if someone is unavailable, they do not have ​timefree for doing something or they are not able or ​willing to do it: He is away from the ​office and was unavailable for comment.
Compare
(Definition of unavailable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of unavailable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More