from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To reach a destination.
- intransitive v. To come at length; take place: The day of reckoning has arrived.
- intransitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to reach
- v. to get to a certain place
- v. to obtain a level of success or fame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive 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 in and from.
- intransitive v. To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment.
- intransitive v. To come; said of time.
- intransitive v. To happen or occur.
- transitive v. To bring to shore.
- transitive v. To reach; to come to.
- n. Arrival.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
- v. succeed in a big way; get to the top
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)
From Old French ariver, from Late Latin *arrīpare, from Latin ad + rīpa ("shore"). For the sense-derivation, compare land. (Wiktionary)