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arrivé

[ar-ee-vey; French a-ree-vey]
noun, plural ar·ri·vés [ar-ee-veyz; French a-ree-vey] /ˌær iˈveɪz; French a riˈveɪ/.
  1. a person who has swiftly gained wealth, status, success, or fame.
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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 arrivé

arrive

verb (intr)
  1. to come to a certain place during or after a journey; reach a destination
  2. (foll by at) to agree upon; reachto arrive at a decision
  3. to occur eventuallythe moment arrived when pretence was useless
  4. informal (of a baby) to be born
  5. informal to attain success or gain recognition
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Derived Formsarriver, noun

Word Origin

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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Word Origin and History for arrivé

arrive

v.

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.

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