arrival

noun

ar·​riv·​al ə-ˈrī-vəl How to pronounce arrival (audio)
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

They were awaiting the arrival of guests. When is the mail scheduled for arrival? They track the number of airport arrivals and departures. They were late arrivals at the party. They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their wedding day. the changes that occur with the arrival of spring the arrival of new technology
Recent Examples on the Web First arrivals start to show up in April seeking sweet sap from flowers and feeders. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2024 In 2019, the Congressional Budget Office had estimated that net immigration — arrivals minus departures — would equal about 1 million in 2023. Paul Wiseman, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2024 Since the arrival of spring, my mind has been consumed with non-stop thoughts of my upcoming outdoor adventures that will make the most out of the longer, warmer days. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2024 Still, the arrival of these technologies has been accompanied by a steady decline in the number of books that get read in any form. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2024 All gates at Petco Park will open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and early arrival is encouraged. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2024 The culprits are low supply, high interest rates and population growth — driven significantly by new arrivals from California. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2024 Many new arrivals have called Cake Liao, a Taiwanese property agent, looking for a home that is move-in ready and furnished, which is typical in urban Taiwan but not in rural Japan. John Liu, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 The spillover is seen in the comments, Espina said, with Mexican and Central American communities using negative stereotypes to express their disdain for recent arrivals and some even calling for the re-election of former president Donald Trump so deportations can increase. Mathew Miranda, Sacramento Bee, 9 Apr. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English arivaile, arrival "act of arriving, landing, disembarkation," borrowed from Anglo-French arrivayle, arivail, from ariver, arriver "to arrive entry 1" + -ayle, -ail, in part going back to Latin -ālis -al entry 2, in part a collective suffix going back to Latin -ālia, from neuter plural of -ālis -al entry 1

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of arrival was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Arrival.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrival. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

arrival

noun
ar·​riv·​al ə-ˈrī-vəl How to pronounce arrival (audio)
1
: the act of arriving
await the arrival of guests
2
: a person or thing that has arrived
late arrivals at a concert

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