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

Origin of arrival

1350–1400; arrive + -al2; replacing Middle English arivaille < Middle French
Related formsnon·ar·riv·al, noun

Synonyms for arrival

1. advent. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for non-arrival


  1. the act or time of arriving
  2. a person or thing that arrives or has arrived
  3. 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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