avail

  • 1 avail — avail·a·bil·i·ty; avail·a·ble; un·avail·able; avail; avail·a·ble·ness; avail·a·bly; un·avail·able·ness; un·avail·ably; un·avail·ing·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 2 Avail — A*vail , v. i. To be of use or advantage; to answer the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object; as, the plea in bar must avail, that is, be sufficient to defeat the suit; this scheme will not avail;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 avail — 1. The noun is used frequently in the somewhat literary phrases of no avail and to little/no avail, meaning ‘having little or no use or effective result’, and poses no problems. 2. There are also straightforward verb uses that are also slightly… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 Avail — sind eine US amerikanische Melodic Hardcore Band aus Richmond, Virginia. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Beschreibung 2 Geschichte 3 Besetzung 4 Diskografi …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 Avail — Жанр Хардкор панк Годы 1987 по настоящее Страна …

    Википедия

  • 6 Avail — A*vail , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Availed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Availing}.] [OE. availen, fr. F. ? (L. ad) + valoir to be worth, fr. L. valere to be strong, to be worth. See {Valiant}.] 1. To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 avail — [ə vāl′] vi., vt. [ME availen < OFr a (L ad), to + valoir, to be worth < L valere, to be strong: see VALUE] to be of use, help, worth, or advantage (to), as in accomplishing an end [will force alone avail us?] n. 1. effective use or help;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Avail — A*vail , n. 1. Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail. [1913 Webster] The avail of a deathbed repentance. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 avail — ► VERB 1) (avail oneself of) use or take advantage of. 2) help or benefit. ► NOUN ▪ use or benefit: his protests were to little avail. ORIGIN Latin valere be strong, be of value …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 avail — (v.) c.1300, availen, apparently a French compound formed in English from O.Fr. a to + vailen to avail, from vaill , present stem of valoir be worth, from L. valere (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)). Related: Availed; AVAILING (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 avail of — avail (yourself) of (something) to use something for your own benefit. Many students avail themselves of government loan programs to help pay for college …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 12 avail — vb 1 *benefit, profit Analogous words: meet, answer, *satisfy, fulfill: *help, aid Contrasted words: harm, hurt, *injure, damage 2 utilize, employ, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 avail — [n] use account, advantage, applicability, appropriateness, fitness, service, usefulness; concept 680 avail [v] be of use; use account, advantage, answer, be adequate, benefit, fill, fulfill, meet, profit, satisfy, serve, suffice, work; concept… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 Avail — A*vail , v. t. & i. See {Avale}, v. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 avail — I (be of use) verb aid, assist, assist in accomplishing a purpose, be good to, be of service, be of value, be profitable, be useful, benefit, bestead, bring to bear, confer a benefit on, do service, have efficacy, help, perform a function,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 Avail — Infobox musical artist Name = Avail Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Origin = Reston, Virginia, USA Genre = Melodic hardcore Punk rock Years active = 1987 ndash; present Label = Jade Tree Records Fat Wreck Lookout!… …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 avail — I n. (formal) aid 1) of little avail 2) to no avail II v. (formal) 1) intr. ( to help ) to avail against (nothing could avail against the enemy attack) 2) (d; refl.) ( to make use ) to avail of (she availed herself of the offer) * * * [ə veɪl]… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 avail — a|vail1 [əˈveıl] n be to/of no avail if something you do is to no avail or of no avail, you do not succeed in getting what you want ▪ We searched the whole area but all to no avail. Robbie had disappeared. avail 2 avail2 v [Date: 1200 1300;… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 avail — [[t]əve͟ɪl[/t]] avails, availing, availed 1) PHRASE: PHR after v, v link PHR If you do something to no avail or to little avail, what you do fails to achieve what you want. [WRITTEN] His efforts were to no avail... I apologized repeatedly, but to …

    English dictionary

  • 20 avail — 1 noun be to no avail/be of no avail if something you do is to no avail or of no avail, you do not succeed in getting what you want: We searched the whole area but all to no avail: Robbie had disappeared. 2 verb avail yourself of formal to accept …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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