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
Trump arrives in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday for a brief visit that will include a speech in Krasinski Square, near the site of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis.
The first lawsuit arrived over the weekend, quickly followed by about a dozen others.
Another Morgan County Deputy, Danny Kelso, who is familiar with the man, arrived at the scene and helped convince him to surrender.
Tempe’s housing inspector arrived and completed Form 52580-A, the 19-page list of basic living standards required in every Section 8 apartment.
Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong for his first visit as Chinese president to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the former British colony's return to China, after pro-democracy activists were arrested overnight.
The 20-minute show attracts a crowd, so arrive early to find a parking spot ($7-$15)—or find a friend with a boat and watch from the water.
After the five children — whose names and ages have not been released — were rushed to the hospital, a hazmat crew arrived to help expel the excess chemicals from the area.
All other residents, including two children, already were out when fire crews arrived, Monahan said.
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Definition of arrivé
: one who has risen rapidly to success, power, or fame
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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