arrival

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

Definition of arrival

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

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, whose arrival coincided with the developments. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "White House denies involvement in attack on Iranian nuclear site," 12 Apr. 2021 Vaccination certificates may ultimately obviate the need for quarantine on arrival, a policy which is currently impeding the return of regular international tourism worldwide. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, "Importance Of Formulating A U.S. Policy On Covid-19 Vaccine Passports To Facilitate Future International Travel," 12 Apr. 2021 Last year, the unexpected arrival of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 caused travel to slow to a trickle as health officials begged people to stay home. Nick Kontis, USA Today, "A road trip like no other: Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ national parks in stunning photos," 12 Apr. 2021 Buckingham Palace has not responded to NBC News' request for comment on the prince's arrival. NBC News, "Princess Anne pays tribute to her father, Prince Philip, as Harry reportedly flies to U.K.," 12 Apr. 2021 Alaska resident and non-resident travelers entering the Municipality of Anchorage from out-of state are strongly encouraged to choose one of the pre-travel or arrival testing options from the State of Alaska Health Advisory No. 2. Anchorage Daily News, "Read the full text of Anchorage’s emergency order lifting outdoor gathering limitations," 12 Apr. 2021 The European Union is expecting the arrival of 360 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in the second quarter of this year, much of that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is becoming a bigger part of the continent’s rollout. BostonGlobe.com, "AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots: What is known so far?," 11 Apr. 2021 Also, the pandemic’s arrival last year canceled most sports and activities, so scouts had more time to work on their badge requirements online. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s first class of female Eagle Scouts steps up," 11 Apr. 2021 The European Union is expecting the arrival of 360 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in the second quarter of this year, much of that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is becoming a bigger part of the continent’s rollout. New York Times, "AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots: What Is Known So Far," 10 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of arrival

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for arrival

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

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

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15 Apr 2021

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“Arrival.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrival. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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arrival

noun

English Language Learners Definition of arrival

: 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

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

Kids Definition of arrival

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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