Definition of arrive
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
: to reach by effort or thought arrived at a decision
Recent Examples of arrive from the Web
Mexico's aviation authority advised passengers on flights bound for the U.S. to arrive at the airport three hours early to comply with the new screening measures.
Washingtonians need to hang on through Monday for relief from the heat to arrive.
In many cases, noise inspectors can take a while to arrive.
The red carpet inspiration didn't stop there, though; BFF Kendall Jenner also arrived to support Cara.
Arriving at Dockweiler near midnight, he was adopted by a motorcycle club.
Finding a way to survive Carlos and Heather arrived a few minutes after the constable pulled away.
Enter Pocahontas, who arrived in London, baptized and speaking English.
Turning into the Zion River Resort Campground was like arriving at a quaint suburban cul-de-sac, but with RVs instead of bungalows.
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Definition of arrivé
: one who has risen rapidly to success, power, or fame
Recent Examples of arrivé from the Web
A more exacting mid-year review will be conducted in January, Cain said, once receipts from the tax arrive.
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Origin and Etymology of arrivé
French, from past participle of arriver to arrive, from Old French ariver
First Known Use: 1925See Words from the same year
ARRIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of arrive for Students
1 : to reach the place started out for We arrived home at six o'clock.
2 : come 4 The time to leave finally arrived.
3 : to be born The baby arrived at noon on Monday.
: to reach by effort or thought arrive at a decision
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