[ uh-rahy-vuhl ]
/ əˈraɪ vəl /


an act of arriving; a coming: His arrival was delayed by traffic.
the reaching or attainment of any object or condition: arrival at a peace treaty.
the person or thing that arrives or has arrived: First arrivals will be the first seated.

Nearby words

  1. arricciato,
  2. arriccio,
  3. arride,
  4. arris,
  5. arrish,
  6. arrive,
  7. arrive at,
  8. arrivederci,
  9. arrivism,
  10. arrivisme

Origin of arrival

1350–1400; arrive + -al2; replacing Middle English arivaille < Middle French

1. advent.

Related formsnon·ar·riv·al, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for non-arrival


/ (əˈraɪvəl) /


the act or time of arriving
a person or thing that arrives or has arrived
the reaching of a condition or objective
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Word Origin and History for non-arrival



late 14c., from Anglo-French arrivaille, from Old French arriver (see arrive). Arrivage (late 14c.) also was used.

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