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.
to come to a place after traveling; reach.
to attain the objective in a course or process: to arrive at a conclusion.
- ar·riv·er, noun
- un·ar·rived, adjective
- un·ar·riv·ing, adjective
Other definitions for arrivé (2 of 2)
a person who has swiftly gained wealth, status, success, or fame.
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How to use arrive in a sentence
Unfortunately, the path to the cave was flooded when we arrived, but it wasn’t our only reason to visit.A day’s drive from Chicago, exploring a very different Illinois | Carson Vaughan | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
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Fans hit the river, arriving on paddle boards, Jet Skis and a floating tiki hut, early Wednesday morning according to WTSP-TV.Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate Super Bowl LV victory in boat parade | Cindy Boren, Glynn A. Hill | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
All players and staff must show seven consecutive coronavirus tests before arriving in Indianapolis for the NCAA tournament.Big Ten moves men’s basketball tournament to Indianapolis | Emily Giambalvo | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Police say the driver called cousins for help, and they soon arrived in a Chevrolet Traverse.As police continue probe of Britt Reid crash, 5-year-old remains in critical condition | Rick Maese | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the music studio, Brinsley would arrive by train or bus to break into the music scene.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Few series arrive with the buzz of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble | Kevin Fallon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I arrive at twelve-twenty-five and the secretaries are in a tizzy.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They did not arrive in time, so that some of the vessels had sailed, three of which were captured by the enemy.
Peu aprs nostre arrive, i'escrivy l'estat auquel nous avons retrouv ceste Eglise et Colonie naissante.
It was near the hour, by the time they got there, when David Arden would arrive from his northern point of departure.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
They were sure that the white troops in Meerut would soon arrive and put an end to the prevalent anarchy.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Alila was not two hours old before friends began to arrive to see him.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for arrive
to come to a certain place during or after a journey; reach a destination
(foll by at) to agree upon; reach: to arrive at a decision
to occur eventually: the moment arrived when pretence was useless
informal (of a baby) to be born
informal to attain success or gain recognition
- arriver, noun
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