intransitive verb-·rived′, -·riv′ing
- to reach one's destination; come to a place
- to come: the time has arrived for action
- to attain success, fame, etc.: he has arrived professionally
Origin of arriveMiddle English ariven from Old French ariver from Vulgar Latin an unverified form arripare, come to shore, land from Classical Latin ad-, to + ripa, shore
- to reach by traveling
- to reach by work, thinking, development, etc.