arrive

verb
ar·​rive | \ ə-ˈrīv \
arrived; arriving

Definition of arrive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to reach a destination The train arrived late.
b : to make an appearance : to come upon the scene The crowd became silent when the officers arrived.
2 : to be near in time : come The moment has arrived.
3 informal : to achieve success After years of climbing the corporate ladder, he felt he had finally arrived.
4 archaic : happen
arrive at
: to reach by effort or thought arrived at a decision

arrivé

noun
ar·​ri·​vé | \ ˌa-ri-ˈvā \

Definition of arrivé (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from arrive

Verb

arriver noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for arrive

Synonyms: Verb

appear, come, get in, get through, land, show up, turn up

Antonyms: Verb

go, leave

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Examples of arrive in a Sentence

Verb

He arrived home at six o'clock. We had some dinner before arriving at the station. When do you expect them to arrive in Boston? Their flight is due to arrive at 11:30. The train from New York is now arriving. They arrived late at the party. The mail hasn't arrived yet. The new version of the software has finally arrived in stores. There's always a lot to do when spring arrives. When is their baby expected to arrive?
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In fact, the messages probably started flooding in before the new year even arrived. SELF, "I'm a Personal Trainer but Here's Why You'll Never Hear Me Say 'New Year, New You'," 10 Jan. 2019 The ambiance at this restaurant seems entirely casual, with warm-wood tables and few walls, until the food arrives. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 Besides the metallic detailing on the dress, Curtis also arrived wearing dangling earrings and carrying a interesting clutch. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "See Jamie Lee Curtis Absolutely Crush the Golden Globes Red Carpet," 7 Jan. 2019 Smash and grab As barges and trucks arrive at the facility, the material (often still in its clear bags) is dumped as a single stream onto a large conveyor. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018 Prominent people keep publicly quitting the network — most recently Verge alum Walt Mossberg — but there are thousands of new users arriving every minute to replace them. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "What’s wrong with Facebook and how to fix it," 27 Dec. 2018 The bronze statue of Kali is from Lalitpur, the ancient capital of arts in the Kathmandu Valley, all 175 pounds of it carried on the backs of men in the 1970s before the road arrived. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "On Your Next Trip to Nepal, Rent the House Sir Edmund Hillary Loved," 20 Dec. 2018 Do the employees who don’t have cars get priority, arriving home to their families first? Alissa Walker, Curbed, "We don’t need more dedicated places where cars can go fast," 20 Dec. 2018 Dizzy with pain, Stephanie sent Dominic to find help, and soon emergency workers arrived to take Stephanie to a hospital. Shelley Levitt, Woman's Day, "These 4 Inspirational Women Went to Great Lengths for Their Kids," 4 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Schoolchildren near Runcorn Station wait to see the monarch and new royal arrive in the Cheshire town to open a new toll bridge nearby. Lauren Said-moorhouse, CNN, "Meghan Markle joins the Queen for joint royal outing," 14 June 2018 We all kind of arrive at our own definition of what reality and truth are. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Steven Wilson tour: He really just wants people to enjoy the music, 'To the Bone'," 11 May 2018 Worldwide viewers this morning saw sunset slow arrive at the Magic Kingdom a few hours before the theme park opened. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Sunrise at Disney World: What we saw," 1 May 2018 For instance, a person watching a car arrive at a stop sign would expect the driver to stop the car; look around for oncoming traffic, pedestrians, bicyclists and other obstacles; and proceed only when the coast is clear. Peter Hancock, Scientific American, "Self-Driving Cars and Humans Face Inevitable Collisions," 25 Apr. 2018 Sunny day zen garden colorful nature background Levente Bodo - Getty Images What time does spring arrive in 2018? Alix Langone, Time, "When Is the First Day of Spring 2018? 4 Things to Know About the Equinox," 18 Mar. 2018 Campers receive recycling bags when the arrive for the event and recycling bins are positioned at waste stations and throughout the festival campgrounds. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "Winnipeg Folk Festival, In Its 45th Year, Honored for Cutting-Edge Environmental Practices," 15 Feb. 2018 However, the German club might struggle to hold onto their man should a substantial bid arrive for the youngster once the end of the season rolls around - the club then having sufficient time to find a replacement. SI.com, "Arsene Wenger Reportedly Determined to Sign Young French Star at End of Season," 19 Dec. 2017 That needs to happen before sustained winds of 25 mph arrive. Tim Healey, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hurricane Irma: Why the Marlins Park roof will be partially open when storm hits," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of arrive

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arrive

Verb

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

Noun

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

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arrive

verb
ar·​rive | \ ə-ˈrīv \
arrived; arriving

Kids Definition of arrive

1 : to reach the place started out for We arrived home at six o'clock.
2 : come sense 4 The time to leave finally arrived.
3 : to be born The baby arrived at noon on Monday.
arrive at
: to reach by effort or thought arrive at a decision

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