available

"Is this seat available?" "Are you available, or are you married?" As you can tell from these two examples, available means "not busy or not taken."

Available can be used to describe anything that's ready to be used like a restaurant table or a theater seat. It can also be used to describe a person who is not involved in a romantic relationship: "Available singles use online dating websites." When you use a resource, like the school library, you can say that you "avail yourself to the research opportunities made available to students." No matter how you slice it, available means free for the taking.

Definitions of available
  1. adjective
    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”
    Synonyms:
    accessible
    easily obtained
    acquirable
    capable of being acquired
    addressable
    capable of being addressed
    easy
    less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
    forthcoming
    available when required or as promised
    getable, gettable, obtainable, procurable
    capable of being obtained
    in stock
    available for use or sale
    lendable
    available for lending
    visible
    present and easily available
    on hand
    readily available
    on tap
    available for immediate use
    on tap
    (of liquids) available by turning a tap
    open
    not having been filled
    for sale, purchasable
    available for purchase
    ready
    (of especially money) immediately available
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    Antonyms:
    unavailable
    not available or accessible or at hand
    inaccessible, unobtainable, unprocurable, untouchable
    not capable of being obtained
    out of stock
    not available for sale or use
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  2. adjective
    convenient for use or disposal
    “the house is available after July 1”
    synonyms: usable, useable
    disposable
    free or available for use or disposition
  3. adjective
    not busy; not otherwise committed
    “he was not available for comment”
    “he was available and willing to accompany her”
    synonyms: uncommitted
    free
    able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
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