American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To reach a destination.
- v. To come at length; take place: The day of reckoning has arrived.
- v. To achieve success or recognition: He had finally arrived as a designer.
- arrive at To reach through effort or a process: arrive at a decision after much thought.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring (a ship or its passengers) to shore; land.
- To reach.
- To come to; happen to.
- To come to or reach a certain point in the course of travel: with at: as, we arrived at Havre-de-Grace.
- To reach a point or stage by progressive advance; attain to a certain result or state: with at, formerly sometimes with to: as, to arrive at an unusual degree of excellence; to arrive at a conclusion.
- To happen or occur: with to.
- n. Arrival.
- v. transitive, copulative to reach
- v. intransitive, copulative to get to a certain place
- v. intransitive to obtain a level of success or fame.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To come to the shore or bank. In present usage: To come in progress by water, or by traveling on land; to reach by water or by land; -- followed by
at(formerly sometimes by to), also by inand from.
- v. To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment.
- v. To come; said of time.
- v. Archaic To happen or occur.
- v. obsolete To bring to shore.
- v. Archaic To reach; to come to.
- n. obsolete Arrival.
- v. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
- v. succeed in a big way; get to the top
- From Old French ariver, from Late Latin *arrīpare, from Latin ad + rīpa ("shore"). For the sense-derivation, compare land. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ariven, from Old French ariver, from Vulgar Latin *arrīpāre, to reach the shore : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin rīpa, shore. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The decade following saw the first railway train arrive from the East, the first C.P.R. steamship anchored in port, the Klondike "boom," and the great mining industries of British Columbia well under way.”
“We are reminded of Goethe's words, when he said: "Say yes ... (for) the moment you do, then mountains move, and helpmates arrive from the most unimaginable places.”
“Bond redemption pressures for Portugal and Spain arrive in March and April.”
“The amount of packaging in which many toys arrive is aggravating and ridiculous.”
“Soldiers said they expected more supplies to arrive from the U.S. later in the day.”
“Like me, one man who has been patiently waiting for the future to arrive is Ted Morgan, chief executive of Skyhook Wireless, a Boston-based company that provides location-based service as an infrastructure.”
“Their alternative if they can't wait for the plumber to arrive, is riding the emergency escape docking ship back down to earth. * shudders*”
“And, even if Kershaw is ugly, there's always the chance something beautiful will arrive from the bullpen.”
“Little did I know that the greatest challenges would arrive from a different quarter.”
“But knowing where and when the package was going to arrive is quite unusual – often we aren't privy to that sort of information so this was a fantastic opportunity to take down a criminal gang that we previously knew nothing about.”
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motion toward; addition to; nearness to
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