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arrival

[uh-rahy-vuh l] /əˈraɪ vəl/
noun
1.
an act of arriving; a coming:
His arrival was delayed by traffic.
2.
the reaching or attainment of any object or condition:
arrival at a peace treaty.
3.
the person or thing that arrives or has arrived:
First arrivals will be the first seated.
Origin of arrival
1350-1400
1350-1400; arrive + -al2; replacing Middle English arivaille < Middle French
Related forms
nonarrival, noun
Synonyms
1. advent.
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  • The morning after his arrival, Artaphernes had a private audience with his royal master.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The public offices at Albany were finished shortly after my arrival.

  • Mr. Forrest had passed through Adelaide one day before his arrival.

  • I awaited the arrival of the party, which should reach here this morning.

  • Only the arrival of Christine and her fiance saved his philosophy from complete rout.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for arrival

arrival

/əˈraɪvəl/
noun
1.
the act or time of arriving
2.
a person or thing that arrives or has arrived
3.
the reaching of a condition or objective
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Word Origin and History for arrival
n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French arrivaille, from Old French arriver (see arrive). Arrivage (late 14c.) also was used.

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