Available etymology


English word available comes from English -able, English avail

Etymology of available

Detailed word origin of available

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-able English (en) Able to be done; fit to be done.. An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:. Due to be.. Giving, or inclined to.. Relevant to or suitable to, in accordance with.. Subject to.
avail English (en) (British, acting) Non-binding notice of availability for work.. (US, politics, journalism) A press avail.. (now, _, only, _, US) Proceeds; profits from business transactions. [from 15thc.]. (obsolete) Benefit; value, profit; advantage toward success. [15th-19thc.]. (obsolete, poetic) Effort; striving.. (oil industry) A readily available stock of oil.. (television, advertising) An advertising [...]
available English (en) (archaic) Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy to achieve the purpose; availing, effective.. (legal) Valid.. Not in a romantic relationship; single.. Readily obtainable.. Such as one may avail oneself of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.

Words with the same origin as available