What does arrive mean?

Definitions for arrive
əˈraɪvar·rive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrive, get, comeverb

    reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

    "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

  2. arrive, make it, get in, go farverb

    succeed in a big way; get to the top

    "After he published his book, he had arrived"; "I don't know whether I can make it in science!"; "You will go far, my boy!"

Wiktionary

  1. arriveverb

    to reach

    Etymology: From ariver, from *arripare, from ad + ripa. For the sense-derivation, compare land.

  2. arriveverb

    to get to a certain place

    We arrived and booked in.

    Etymology: From ariver, from *arripare, from ad + ripa. For the sense-derivation, compare land.

  3. arriveverb

    to obtain a level of success or fame.

    He had finally arrived on Broadway.

    Etymology: From ariver, from *arripare, from ad + ripa. For the sense-derivation, compare land.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arriveverb

    to come to the shore or bank. In present usage: To come in progress by water, or by traveling on land; to reach by water or by land; -- followed by at (formerly sometimes by to), also by in and from

    Etymology: [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F. arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad + ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]

  2. Arriveverb

    to reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment

    Etymology: [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F. arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad + ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]

  3. Arriveverb

    to come; said of time; as, the time arrived

    Etymology: [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F. arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad + ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]

  4. Arriveverb

    to happen or occur

    Etymology: [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F. arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad + ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]

  5. Arriveverb

    to bring to shore

    Etymology: [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F. arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad + ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]

  6. Arriveverb

    to reach; to come to

    Etymology: [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F. arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad + ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]

  7. Arrivenoun

    arrival

    Etymology: [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F. arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad + ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]

Freebase

  1. Arrive

    Arrive is a Norwegian information technology company owned by Norges Statsbaner that offers a wide range of Information Technology services, primarily targeting the railway and public transport sector, with the NSB corporation being the dominant customer. The company has 70 employees, is based in Oslo and was created in 2001 as a limited company, though had been a separate division within NSB since 1970.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arrive

    ar-rīv′, v.i. to reach any place: to attain to any object (with at).—ns. Arrīv′al, the act of arriving: persons or things that arrive; Arrīv′ance (Shak.), company arriving. [O. Fr. ariver—Low L. adripāre—L. ad, to, ripa, a bank.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3404

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3601

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrive' in Verbs Frequency: #162

Anagrams for arrive »

  1. ravier, varier

  2. Ravier

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of arrive in a Sentence

  1. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.

  2. Abu Mohammed:

    I have staff who still smuggle from different areas over the border for me, and when I ran away I collected many antiques, and some I’m waiting to arrive here.

  3. Rosa de Winter-Levy:

    ‘'Edith has taken ill, has a high fever. I want her to go to the hospital. Though there is a great fear of being gassed because every week Dr. Mengele goes to the sick-bay to pick out those women who in his opinion are too thin to be left alive. Despite everything, I bring Edith there. She has a fever of 41 degrees and is immediately admitted to the sick-bay barracks. (...) One morning new patients arrive. Suddenly I recognize Edith, she has come from another ward of sick-bay barracks. She is but a mere shadow of herself. A few days later she dies, totally worn out.

  4. Dulce Vazquez:

    A few resisted until they saw it was already a reality that the water would arrive and cover the entire town.

  5. Fabrice:

    The civi service is a place where, in the stairs, those who arrive late bump into those who leave early!

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