Remaining vs Available - What's the difference?

remaining | available |


As adjectives the difference between remaining and available

is that remaining is which remains, especially after something else has been removed while available is such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.

As a verb remaining

is .

As a noun remaining

is an act or occurrence by which someone or something remains.

remaining

English

Verb

(head)
  • They will be remaining behind. (progressive)
    My remaining at the beach house kept it from being vandalized. (gerund)
    The remaining paint shall be properly disposed of. (participle used as adjective)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act or occurrence by which someone or something remains
  • * {{quote-book, 1580, , An Answer Unto A Crafty and Sophistical Cavillation Devised by Stephen Gardiner, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=mFgYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA298, page=298, edition=1844 Parker Society ed.
  • , passage=For where Gelasius saith, that "there remaineth the substance or nature of bread and wine," to declare thereby the remaining of two natures in Christ, you say, that "Gelasius' saying may be verified in the last, and not in the first," that is to say, that the nature of bread and wine remaineth.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 1864, date=August 8, chapter=Mr Seward to Mr Pike, No. 171, author=, title=Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Part 3, year_published=1865, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA322&id=QTEWAAAAYAAJ&output=text, page=322
  • , passage= It is important for us to know to what extent the remaining of that naval force is advantageous, and I hope therefore, that you will seek an opportunity informally to confer upon this question,
  • * {{quote-book, 1975, , The Contemporary Explosion of Theology, page=39 citation
  • , passage=In this steadfast remaining with the Church that he so often criticizes, Küng shows himself to be a true son of Roman Catholicism. }}
  • (countable, rare) Remnant.
  • Usage notes

    * Also used as gerund.

    Synonyms

    * rest * balance

    Adjective

    (-)
  • which remains, especially after something else has been removed
  • May I have the only remaining cake?

    Synonyms

    * left * surviving

    available

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=For this scene, a large number of supers are engaged, and in order to further swell the crowd, practically all the available stage hands have to ‘walk on’ dressed in various coloured dominoes, and all wearing masks.}}
    We have an available candidate.
  • Readily obtainable.
  • The list shows the available products in the store.
  • (legal) Valid.
  • This is an available plea.
  • (archaic) Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy to achieve the purpose; availing, effective.
  • *
  • Not in a romantic relationship; single.
  • I asked her if she was available but she said she had a boyfriend.

    Synonyms

    * (such as can be availed of) usable, profitable, advantageous; vacant (of a location) * (legally valid) effectual, valid

    Antonyms

    * (such as can be availed of) unavailable