Definition of "arrive" []

  • To reach a destination. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come at length; take place: The day of reckoning has arrived. (verb-intransitive)
  • To achieve success or recognition: He had finally arrived as a designer. (verb-intransitive)
  • Arrive at To reach through effort or a process: arrive at a decision after much thought. (phrasal-verb)
  • To come to a certain place during or after a journey; reach a destination (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To agree upon; reach (verb)
  • To occur eventually (verb)
  • (of a baby) to be born (verb)
  • To attain success or gain recognition (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "arrive" in a sentence
  • "The decade following saw the first railway train arrive from the East, the first C.P.R. steamship anchored in port, the Klondike "boom," and the great mining industries of British Columbia well under way."
  • "We are reminded of Goethe's words, when he said: "Say yes ... (for) the moment you do, then mountains move, and helpmates arrive from the most unimaginable places.""
  • "Bond redemption pressures for Portugal and Spain arrive in March and April."