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arrive

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verb ar·rive \ə-ˈrīv\

Simple Definition of arrive

  • : to come to or reach a place after traveling, being sent, etc.

  • of a day, season, time, etc. : to happen or begin

  • of a baby : to be born

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arrive

arrived

arriving

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to reach a destination b :  to make an appearance <the guests have arrived>

  3. 2 a archaic :  happen b :  to be near in time :  come <the moment has arrived>

  4. 3 :  to achieve success

arriver

noun

arrive at

  1. :  to reach by effort or thought <arrived at a decision>

Examples of arrive in a sentence

  1. He arrived home at six o'clock.

  2. We had some dinner before arriving at the station.

  3. When do you expect them to arrive in Boston?

  4. Their flight is due to arrive at 11:30.

  5. The train from New York is now arriving.

  6. They arrived late at the party.

  7. The mail hasn't arrived yet.

  8. The new version of the software has finally arrived in stores.

  9. There's always a lot to do when spring arrives.

  10. When is their baby expected to arrive?



Origin and Etymology of arrive

Middle English ariven, from Anglo-French ariver, from Vulgar Latin *arripare to come to shore, from Latin ad- + ripa shore — more at rive


First Known Use: 13th century


arrivé

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noun ar·ri·vé \ˌa-ri-ˈvā\

Definition of arrivé

  1. :  one who has risen rapidly to success, power, or fame



Origin and Etymology of arrivé

French, from past participle of arriver to arrive, from Old French ariver


First Known Use: 1925



ARRIVE Defined for Kids

arrive

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verb ar·rive \ə-ˈrīv\

Definition of arrive for Students

arrived

arriving

  1. 1 :  to reach the place started out for <We arrived home at six o'clock.>

  2. 2 :  come 4 <The time to leave finally arrived.>

  3. 3 :  to be born <The baby arrived at noon on Monday.>

arrive at

  1. :  to reach by effort or thought <arrive at a decision>





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