English to English
1. a means of serving
of no avail|there's no help for it
2. Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail.
3. use to one's advantage
He availed himself of the available resources
4. be of use to, be useful to
It will avail them to dispose of their booty
5. take or use
She helped herself to some of the office supplies
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. See Avale, v.