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Definitions of avail

  1. See Avale, v. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit; to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To promote; to assist. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To be of value or service to; to benefit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To aid; benefit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To help; aid; profit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To take; secure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To be of use, value, or service; to give aid towards an end; to serve for a purpose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To be of use: to answer the purpose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To be of use; to serve. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. use to one's advantage; "He availed himself of the available resources" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. To be of advantage; suffice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To be of value or use; to profit or assist; to advise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To turn to advantage; to be of use; to profit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Proceeds. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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; medicines will not avail to check the disease. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Use; means towards an end; advantage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Benefit: profit: service. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Benefit; service. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To take advantage of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Utility for a purpose; profit; benefit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Profit; advantage; benefit; utility. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for avail

  1. Richard made quite a number of inquiries, especially among the men who had occupied the smoking- car, but to no avail – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  2. He paused; but Lionel made no attempt to avail himself of this. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
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