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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!"


  1. arriveverb

    to reach

  2. arriveverb

    to get to a certain place

    We arrived and booked in.

  3. arriveverb

    to obtain a level of success or fame.

    He had finally arrived on Broadway.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ARRIVEverb

    Etymology: arriver, Fr. to come on shore.

    At length arriving on the banks of Nile,
    Wearied with length of ways, and worn with toil,
    She laid her down. Dryden.

    When we were arrived upon the verge of his estate, we stopped at a little inn, to rest ourselves and our horses.

    The bounds of all body we have no difficulty to arrive at; but when the mind is there, it finds nothing to hinder its progress. John Locke.

    It is the highest wisdom by despising the world to arrive at heaven; they are blessed who converse with God. Taylor.

    The virtuous may know in speculation, what they could never arrive at by practice, and avoid the snares of the crafty. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 245.

    Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives,
    More to be valued than a thousand lives. Edmund Waller.

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

  2. Arriveverb

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

  3. Arriveverb

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

  4. Arriveverb

    to happen or occur

  5. Arriveverb

    to bring to shore

  6. Arriveverb

    to reach; to come to

  7. Arrivenoun


  8. 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.]


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

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    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

  2. varier

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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. Julianne Hough:

    We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate, we share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.

  2. Bennie Thompson:

    When people are breaking into the United States Capitol, it should not take long for reinforcements to arrive, three hours is just absolutely too long.

  3. Alisa Tang:

    The moment they arrive, they are already heavily indebted, so they have to give up a lot of rights because they have to keep the job to have money to pay the recruiters.

  4. Ayman Safadi:

    I look forward to a frank discussion to discuss how to arrive at a ceasefire as soon as possible.

  5. Daniel Gustavo Veloso:

    You don't know how painful it is to arrive at the hospital and see your father inside a black garbage bag, with just the face out of it.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. handsome
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