obtainable


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ob·tain

 (əb-tān′, ŏb-)
v. ob·tained, ob·tain·ing, ob·tains
v.tr.
To succeed in gaining possession of as the result of planning or endeavor; acquire.
v.intr.
1. To be in existence, in effect, or customary: "standards, proprieties that no longer obtain" (Meg Greenfield).
2. Archaic To succeed.

[Middle English obteinen, from Old French obtenir, from Latin obtinēre : ob-, intensive pref.; see ob- + tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·tain′a·ble adj.
ob·tain′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obtainable - capable of being obtained; "savings of up to 50 percent are obtainable"
available - 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"

obtainable

adjective
1. available, to be had, procurable This herb is obtainable from health food shops.
2. attainable, accessible, achievable, at your fingertips, at your disposal, reachable, realizable, gettable, accomplishable That's new information that isn't obtainable by other means.

obtainable

adjective
Capable of being obtained or used:
Idioms: on hand, to be had.
Translations
مُمْكِن الحُصول عَلَيْه، مُتَوَفِّر
megkapható
fáanlegur
elde edilebilir

obtainable

[əbˈteɪnəbl] ADJ (= on sale) → a la venta; (= accessible) → asequible
"obtainable at all chemists"de venta en todas las farmacias
it is no longer obtainableya no se puede conseguir

obtainable

[əbˈteɪnəbəl] adjdisponible
to be obtainable → être disponible

obtainable

adjerhältlich

obtainable

[əbˈteɪnəbl] adj where is that obtainable?dove si può trovare?

obtain

(əbˈtein) verb
to get; to become the possessor of. He obtained a large sum of money by buying and selling houses.
obˈtainable adjective
(negative unobtainable).
References in classic literature ?
Honeychurch died, he had the satisfaction--which few honest solicitors despise--of leaving his family rooted in the best society obtainable.
And now the old lady impresses upon her son George, her own dear recovered boy, her joy and pride, the light of her eyes, the happy close of her life, and every fond name she can think of, that he must be governed by the best advice obtainable by money and influence, that he must yield up his case to the greatest lawyers that can be got, that he must act in this serious plight as he shall be advised to act and must not be self-willed, however right, but must promise to think only of his poor old mother's anxiety and suffering until he is released, or he will break her heart.
Then the space enclosed is smoothed, and dry tambouki grass, if obtainable, is made into a bed in the centre, and a fire or fires lighted.
The usual route through Moscow could not be thought of, and the roundabout way Princess Mary was obliged to take through Lipetsk, Ryazan, Vladimir, and Shuya was very long and, as post horses were not everywhere obtainable, very difficult, and near Ryazan where the French were said to have shown themselves was even dangerous.
When I returned to Hobart Town, where drink was obtainable, I drank as of old.
A white lily was not obtainable just then, but the effect of a tall blue iris placed in one of Anne's folded hands was all that could be desired.
There we found a thousand people, perhaps, dwelling in rude shelters, and living upon the fruits of the chase and such sea food as is obtainable close to shore, for they had no boats, nor any knowledge of such things.
He says that they are all inhabitants of fresh-water; this is a beautiful example of the results obtainable through Professor Ehrenberg's microscopic researches; for Jemmy Button told me that it is always collected at the bottoms of mountain-brooks.
A secured internet wireless platform is obtainable within the hospital s area, which permits the separation of the medical personnel s data traffic from patients and visitors traffic.
Catherine Sutherland said "the desirable were never obtainable and obtainable were not desirable".
Tickets from PS6, obtainable from Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton 01642 525199, age 14+ | DANISH rocker Mike Tramp will be performing at Stockton's Georgian Theatre tomorrow night.
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