Arrive meaning

ə-rīv'
To reach a destination.
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The definition of arrive is when you become someone important or when you become someone or something you have always wanted to be.

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.

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To come at length; take place.

The day of reckoning has arrived.

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To arrive is defined as to show up for something or to reach a destination.

An example of arriving is showing up to a party.

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To achieve success or recognition.

He had finally arrived as a designer.

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To reach one's destination; come to a place.
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(intransitive, copulative) To reach; to get to a certain place.

We arrived at the hotel and booked in.

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To come.

The time has arrived for action.

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To attain success, fame, etc.

He has arrived professionally.

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To reach.

This flight arrives Atlanta at 6 p.m.

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(intransitive) To obtain a level of success or fame.

He had finally arrived on Broadway.

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To come; said of time.

The time has arrived for us to depart.

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To happen or occur.
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(archaic) To reach; to come to.
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arrive at
  • To reach by traveling.
  • To reach by work, thinking, development, etc.
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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
  • From Old French ariver, from Late Latin *arrīpare, from Latin ad + rīpa (“shore”). For the sense-derivation, compare land.
    From Wiktionary