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AVAIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does avail mean? 

AVAIL (noun)
  The noun AVAIL has 1 sense:

1. a means of serving

  Familiarity information: AVAIL used as a noun is very rare.


AVAIL (verb)
  The verb AVAIL has 3 senses:

1. use to one's advantage
2. be of use to, be useful to
3. take or use

  Familiarity information: AVAIL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AVAIL (noun)


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Meaning:

A means of serving

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

avail; help; service

Context examples:

of no avail / there's no help for it

Hypernyms ("avail" is a kind of...):

helpfulness (the property of providing useful assistance)


AVAIL (verb)


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Meaning:

Use to one's advantage

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

He availed himself of the available resources

Hypernyms (to "avail" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP


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Meaning:

Be of use to, be useful to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

It will avail them to dispose of their booty

Hypernyms (to "avail" is one way to...):

aid; assist; help (give help or assistance; be of service)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3avail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take or use

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

avail; help

Context example:

She helped herself to some of the office supplies

Hypernyms (to "avail" is one way to...):

exploit; work (use or manipulate to one's advantage)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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