Verb arrive Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


arrive (third-person singular simple present arrives, present participle arriving, simple past and past participle arrived)

  1. (intransitive, copulative) To reach; to get to a certain place.
  2. (intransitive) To obtain a level of success or fame.
  3. (intransitive) To come; said of time.
  4. (intransitive) To happen or occur.
  5. (transitive, archaic) To reach; to come to.
  6. (intransitive, obsolete) To bring to shore.

More definition: come to a certain point in the course of travel; reach one's destination, He finally arrived in Rome. come to be near or present in time, The moment to act has arrived. attain a position of success, power, achievement, fame, or the like, After years of hard work, she has finally arrived in her field.

4.Archaic. to happen, It arrived that the master had already departed.

5.Obsolete. to reach; come to.

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

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

1. to come to a certain place during or after a journey; reach a destination

2. (foll by at) to agree upon; reach, to arrive at a decision

3. to occur eventually, the moment arrived when pretence was useless

4. (informal) (of a baby) to be born

5. (informal) to attain success or gain recognition Derived Formsarriver, noun Word OriginC13, from Old French ariver, from Vulgar Latin arrīpāre (unattested) to land, reach the bank, from Latin ad to + rīpa river bankCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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.


Did she arrive before him?

If she left from Ashley, she would arrive in time to plant a garden at the ranch.

He then left for Boston and a flight that would arrive a few hours after Julie's. assigning quarters as soon as they arrive and providing a hot meal afterwards.

They should arrive there before the suns set, and I shortly after.

Her son has been called from Denver and is to arrive tomorrow on the afternoon train.

When you arrive, pass them your micro.

Her mother was to arrive the next day and stay through the memorial service on the following Wednesday.

There she waited for Alex to arrive with Lori's sister.

Dierdirien will arrive soon and can help us remove any king unwilling to accept peace.

"Your guests will arrive soon," she called to Xander.

The question as to the total number of slaves at Rome or in Italy is a very difficult one, and it is not, perhaps, possible to arrive with any degree of certainty at an approximate estimate.

I have sent messengers to summon all of Dorothy's old friends to meet her and give her welcome, and they ought to arrive very soon, now.

But Miss Sullivan did not arrive until the following March.

They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York.

On the morning of the day that the young couple were to arrive, Princess Mary entered the antechamber as usual at the time appointed for the morning greeting, crossing herself with trepidation and repeating a silent prayer.

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