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Avail meaning

avail - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. To promote; to assist.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail.
  5. 5. Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction.
  6. 6. See Avale, v.
  7. 7. Benefit; service.
  8. 8. To aid; benefit.
  9. 9. To be of use; to serve.
  10. 10. To take advantage of.

avail - examples of usage

  1. Disease of the jawbones is at best a very serious matter and treatment is liable to be of no avail. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. No treatment is likely to be of avail until the cause is removed. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. What will it avail you to take by force what you may quickly have by love, or destroy them that provide you food? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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