arrive

verb
ar·​rive | \ ə-ˈrīv How to pronounce arrive (audio) \
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 How to pronounce arrivé (audio) \

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

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Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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 The officer did not arrive on an immigrant visa, and the ban specifically exempts Saudi Arabia. Charles Kurzman, The Conversation, "The 6 countries in Trump’s new travel ban pose little threat to US national security," 6 Feb. 2020 Last year’s Galaxy Fold took months to arrive after a long preorder period and production delays, but Samsung has presumably put those woes behind it. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Galaxy Z Flip preview: Samsung’s second foldable phone is a reboot, not a sequel," 4 Feb. 2020 According to the release, the gate is set to arrive in early April and is 65-feet wide. Louisville Courier Journal, "Churchill Downs commissions new contiguous starting gate for the 2020 Kentucky Derby," 3 Feb. 2020 While guests are arriving and the pre-game coverage is building momentum on TV, start the day off by serving these wild game Super Bowl appetizers. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Super Bowl Food Menu for Hunters and Anglers," 30 Jan. 2020 But the 49ers’ air game became a national sensation in 1957, when rookie split end R.C. Owens arrived. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "History of the 49ers," 30 Jan. 2020 West Virginia arrives in Lubbock having won five of its last six games. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "West Virginia at Texas Tech college basketball odds, picks and best bets," 29 Jan. 2020 Chocolate arrived in England in the 1680s, prompting the question: How did that sceptered isle survive without it? Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Winter Show’s Many Small Treasures," 28 Jan. 2020 Then, just like that, a replacement kitchen arrived in a box. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, "An All-in-One Pan I Use for Every Meal," 24 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun How does a 17-year-old arrive in Los Angeles ready to take his place on the NBA’s biggest stage? Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, "Kobe Bryant came as close to being Michael Jordan as anyone ever has," 1 Feb. 2020 Police are awaiting the arrive of the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Skeletal remains found in camper off busy Brighton road," 8 Aug. 2019 The Inyo County Sheriff's Office is helping to secure the scene of the crash until the military arrive, CNN reported. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "US Navy officials investigating cause of jet crash in California; status of pilot unknown," 31 July 2019 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

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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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The first known use of arrive was in the 15th century

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15 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Arrive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrive. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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arrive

verb
How to pronounce arrivé (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of arrive

: to come to or reach a place after traveling, being sent, etc.
of a day, season, time, etc. : to happen or begin
of a baby : to be born

arrive

verb
ar·​rive | \ ə-ˈrīv How to pronounce arrive (audio) \
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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