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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of arriving.
  • n. One that arrives or has arrived.
  • n. The reaching of a goal or objective as a result of effort or a process: our ultimate arrival at a compromise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act of arriving or something that has arrived
  • n. the attainment of an objective, especially as a result of effort

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of arriving, or coming; the act of reaching a place from a distance, whether by water (as in its original sense) or by land.
  • n. The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course.
  • n. The person or thing arriving or which has arrived.
  • n. An approach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of arriving, as in coming to land or to the end of a journey; a reaching or coming to a destination, or some definite place.
  • n. The person or thing which arrives: as, a long list of arrivals.
  • n. The reaching or attainment of any object or state by effort, or in natural course: as, arrival at a just conclusion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of arriving at a certain place
  • n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)
  • n. accomplishment of an objective


arrive +‎ -al (Wiktionary)



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