arrival

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noun ar·riv·al \ ə-ˈrī-vəl \

Definition of arrival

1 :the act of arriving
2 :the attainment of an end or state
3 :one that has recently arrived
  • new arrivals

Examples of arrival in a Sentence

  1. They were awaiting the arrival of guests.

  2. When is the mail scheduled for arrival?

  3. They track the number of airport arrivals and departures.

  4. They were late arrivals at the party.

  5. They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their wedding day.

  6. the changes that occur with the arrival of spring

  7. the arrival of new technology

Recent Examples of arrival from the Web

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First Known Use of arrival

14th century



ARRIVAL Defined for English Language Learners

arrival

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Definition of arrival for English Language Learners

  • : the act of coming to or reaching a place : the act of arriving

  • : someone or something that has come to a place : someone or something that has arrived

  • : the time when something begins or happens


ARRIVAL Defined for Kids

arrival

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noun ar·riv·al \ ə-ˈrī-vəl \

Definition of arrival for Students

1 :the act of reaching a place
2 :the time when something begins or happens
  • the arrival of spring
3 :a person or thing that has come to a place


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