arrive

[ uh-rahyv ]
/ əˈraɪv /

verb (used without object), ar·rived, ar·riv·ing.

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.

verb (used with object), ar·rived, ar·riv·ing.

Obsolete. to reach; come to.

Verb Phrases

arrive at,
  1. to come to a place after traveling; reach.
  2. to attain the objective in a course or process: to arrive at a conclusion.

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Origin of arrive

1175–1225; Middle English a(r)riven < Old French a(r)river < Vulgar Latin *arrīpāre to come to land, verbal derivative of Latin ad rīpam to the riverbank; cf. river1

OTHER WORDS FROM arrive

ar·riv·er, nounun·ar·rived, adjectiveun·ar·riv·ing, adjective

Definition for arrive (2 of 2)

arrivé
[ ar-ee-vey; French a-ree-vey ]
/ ˌær iˈveɪ; French a riˈveɪ /

noun, plural ar·ri·vés [ar-ee-veyz; French a-ree-vey] /ˌær iˈveɪz; French a riˈveɪ/.

a person who has swiftly gained wealth, status, success, or fame.

Origin of arrivé

1920–25; < French: literally, arrived, noun use of past participle of arriver to arrive
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British Dictionary definitions for arrive

arrive
/ (əˈraɪv) /

verb (intr)

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

Derived forms of arrive

arriver, noun

Word Origin for arrive

C13: from Old French ariver, from Vulgar Latin arrīpāre (unattested) to land, reach the bank, from Latin ad to + rīpa river bank
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