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
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 arrives
I meet Otis J. the night he arrives at “The Castle,” a West Harlem halfway house for newly-released convicts.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Hitchcock arrives about ten o'clock, reads his mail, and answers the few phone calls he gets.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A uniformed cop, 25-year-old Police Officer Timothy Donohue, arrives.
That moment is beyond the reach of legislation, or of any punishment that arrives after the fact.
Catherine Lemay is impressed by neither the myth nor the reality when she arrives in Montana in the summer of 1956.The Golden West Up for Grabs: ‘Painted Horses’ Is the Next Great Western Novel|Wendy Smith|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I should like you to be neat when Dr. Renton arrives, and he will probably have tea with me.Dimbie and I--and Amelia|Mabel Barnes-Grundy
When it arrives, she follows her husband on his way to cut wood in the forest.A History of Sanskrit Literature|Arthur A. MacDonell
A large volume, yet one arrives at the end of it with surprising quickness, because the pages seem to slip over of themselves.Books and Persons|Arnold Bennett
Send down for him at once, and when he arrives, let him come up alone.Pixie O'Shaughnessy|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
You should be able to see the enemy long before he arrives at your position.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Word Origin 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.