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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)

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.

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."