- to come to a certain point in the course of travel; reach one's destination: He finally arrived in Rome.
- to come to be near or present in time: The moment to act has arrived.
- to attain a position of success, power, achievement, fame, or the like: After years of hard work, she has finally arrived in her field.
- Archaic. to happen: It arrived that the master had already departed.
- Obsolete. to reach; come to.
- arrive at,
- to come to a place after traveling; reach.
- to attain the objective in a course or process: to arrive at a conclusion.
Origin of arrive
Examples from the Web for arrived
Was there an investigation of people at DOJ before they arrived at that conclusion?Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds
January 9, 2015
When I first arrived at Duke, hooking up with a stranger seemed like a way to shed my inhibitions.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
The detectives learned early on that Brinsley had arrived by bus in Manhattan.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
He then escaped from his detention and arrived on Tverskaya Avenue to join his supporters.Russia’s Rebel In Chief Escapes House Arrest
December 30, 2014
Last September, the "designer" duo got booed at Lanvin's Paris fashion show after they arrived late to their front row seats.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture
December 23, 2014
They arrived at the gate without question or hindrance; but found it fastened.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Arrived at Calcutta, the question arose: "What shall we do with him?"Brave and Bold
On my return in the evening, found the party had arrived from Mainbenup, and had camped.
On the 26th we arrived at Salisbury, twelve miles from Adelaide.
He was just about to duck the little one a second time when Will arrived.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
- to come to a certain place during or after a journey; reach a destination
- (foll by at) to agree upon; reachto arrive at a decision
- to occur eventuallythe moment arrived when pretence was useless
- informal (of a baby) to be born
- informal to attain success or gain recognition
Word Origin and History for arrived
c.1200, "reach land, reach the end of a journey by sea," from Anglo-French ariver, Old French ariver (11c.) "to come to land," from Vulgar Latin *arripare "to touch the shore," from Latin ad ripam "to the shore," from ad "to" (see ad-) + ripa "shore" (see riparian). The original notion is of coming ashore after a long voyage. Of journeys other than by sea, from late 14c. Sense of "to come to a position or state of mind" is from late 14c. Related: Arrived; arriving.