Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of arriving.
  • noun One that arrives or has arrived.
  • noun The reaching of a goal or objective as a result of effort or a process.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The person or thing which arrives: as, a long list of arrivals.
  • noun The reaching or attainment of any object or state by effort, or in natural course: as, arrival at a just conclusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course.
  • noun The person or thing arriving or which has arrived.
  • noun obsolete An approach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

arrive +‎ -al

Examples

  • Just at dusk on November 1 we reach Caquixtle de Arriba and our arrival is a great success.

    Day Of The Dead in Mexico - A personal perspective

  • Just at dusk on November 1 we reach Caquixtle de Arriba and our arrival is a great success.

    Day Of The Dead in Mexico - A personal perspective

  • Planning on spending that night at an airport hotel, just because your arrival is at 4: 30 p.m. and the dark of night loometh, is ridiculous.

    Arriving on a Saturday

  • coined the term "arrival city" in response to what he felt was a semantic lack.

    NPR Topics: News

  • I'd heard fieldfares in a tall hedge making that strange conspiratorial hissing call to each other and, as their arrival from the north is such a signature event for autumn proper, I thought I'd wander over and pay my respects.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • But uncertain arrival time for rain makes planning difficult.

    Forecast: Heavy rain takes aim on D.C. area

  • For successful web brands like TMZ and Funny or Die, the ultimate sign of arrival is running cable's rigorous selection process to gain a long-form slot on the dial - still the gold standard in the world of entertainment.

    Greg Selkoe: TV is NOT DEAD!

  • This new store´s arrival is liking having your old Aunt Maude come to town and sitting there on your sofa in your mom´s living room and smoking cagarettes and refusing to leave and you wonder why she just doesn´t go back to Atlanta but she never will now will she? tashby

    Parade of Fools

  • For successful web brands like TMZ and Funny or Die, the ultimate sign of arrival is running cable's rigorous selection process to gain a long-form slot on the dial - still the gold standard in the world of entertainment.

    Greg Selkoe: TV is NOT DEAD!

  • The point of departure and arrival is the conciliar Constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium.

    Tornielli: The "Reform of the Reform" Proposals Approved by the Pope

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