An example of arrive is when you get your first starring part in a Broadway play after you have wanted to be an actress for years.
The day of reckoning has arrived.
An example of arriving is showing up to a party.
He had finally arrived as a designer.
We arrived at the hotel and booked in.
The time has arrived for action.
He has arrived professionally.
This flight arrives Atlanta at 6 p.m.
The time has arrived for us to depart.
- To reach by traveling.
- To reach by work, thinking, development, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of arrive
- Middle English ariven from Old French ariver from Vulgar Latin arrīpāre to reach the shore Latin ad- ad- Latin rīpa shore
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition