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arrive

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verb ar·rive \ ə-ˈrīv \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of arrive

arrived; arriving
intransitive verb
1 a :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

arriver

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arrive at
:to reach by effort or thought
  • arrived at a decision

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Origin and Etymology of arrive

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

arrive Synonyms

Synonyms
appear, come, get in, get through, land, show up, turn up
Antonyms
go, leave
Related Words
fetch, hit, make, reach; pull in, touch down; debark, disembark; barge (in), blow in, breeze (in), burst (in or into), waltz (in); check in, clock (in)
Near Antonyms
check out, clock (out); flee, vamoose

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arrivé

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noun ar·ri·vé \ ˌa-ri-ˈvā \

Definition of arrivé

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

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Origin and Etymology of arrivé

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


ARRIVE Defined for Kids

arrive

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verb ar·rive \ ə-ˈrīv \

Definition of arrive for Students

arrived; arriving
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.
arrive at
:to reach by effort or thought
  • arrive at a decision


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