verb (used without object), ar·rived, ar·riv·ing.
verb (used with object), ar·rived, ar·riv·ing.
- 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
Definition for arrive (2 of 2)
noun, plural ar·ri·vés [ar-ee-veyz; French a-ree-vey] /ˌær iˈveɪz; French a riˈveɪ/.
Origin of arrivé
Examples from the Web for arrive
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He said Jay was anxious and wondering why it was taking so long for the police to arrive.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I arrive at twelve-twenty-five and the secretaries are in a tizzy.
Then when we arrive at his flat in Shepherd's Bush following the escape, perhaps there ought to be remnants of the ladder.
I arrive at the bungalow and find his staff standing about stunned, some of them in tears.
Shefford told his name and said he was as glad as he was lucky to arrive at Kayenta.The Rainbow Trail|Zane Grey
Getting there is no easy matter if you arrive by sea, as you must when coming direct from the Old Country.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)|Harry Furniss
On this occasion, Washington went some distance to meet his wife, and waited in a little village until she should arrive.Stories of New Jersey|Frank Richard Stockton
The petit bleu did not arrive until after the crime was discovered, so the room remained empty.Through the Wall|Cleveland Moffett
For such are imported, of course, and sold at auction as they arrive.About Orchids|Frederick Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for arrive
Word Origin for arrive
Word Origin and History for arrive
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.