arrive

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verb ar·rive \ə-ˈrīv\

Definition of arrive

arrived

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arriving

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 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.

  3. 2 :  to be near in time :  come The moment has arrived.

  4. 3 informal :  to achieve success After years of climbing the corporate ladder, he felt he had finally arrived.

  5. 4 archaic :  happen

arriver

noun

arrive at

  1. :  to reach by effort or thought arrived at a decision

Examples of arrive in a sentence

  1. He arrived home at six o'clock.

  2. We had some dinner before arriving at the station.

  3. When do you expect them to arrive in Boston?

  4. Their flight is due to arrive at 11:30.

  5. The train from New York is now arriving.

  6. They arrived late at the party.

  7. The mail hasn't arrived yet.

  8. The new version of the software has finally arrived in stores.

  9. There's always a lot to do when spring arrives.

  10. When is their baby expected to arrive?

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


First Known Use: 1866


arrivé

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noun ar·ri·vé \ˌa-ri-ˈvā\

Definition of arrivé

  1. :  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: 1925



ARRIVE Defined for English Language Learners

arrive

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verb ar·rive \ə-ˈrīv\

Definition of arrive for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

arrive

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verb ar·rive \ə-ˈrīv\

Definition of arrive for Students

arrived

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arriving

  1. 1 :  to reach the place started out for We arrived home at six o'clock.

  2. 2 :  come 4 The time to leave finally arrived.

  3. 3 :  to be born The baby arrived at noon on Monday.

arrive at

  1. :  to reach by effort or thought arrive at a decision



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