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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrive, get, come(verb)

    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 far(verb)

    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. arrive(Verb)

    to reach

  2. arrive(Verb)

    to get to a certain place

    We arrived and booked in.

  3. arrive(Verb)

    to obtain a level of success or fame.

    He had finally arrived on Broadway.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrive(verb)

    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. Arrive(verb)

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

  3. Arrive(verb)

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

  4. Arrive(verb)

    to happen or occur

  5. Arrive(verb)

    to bring to shore

  6. Arrive(verb)

    to reach; to come to

  7. Arrive(noun)


  8. Origin: [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.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce arrive?

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How to say arrive in sign language?

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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. Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez:

    I hope it doesn't arrive to that point.

  2. Elizabeth Janeway:

    We don't get offered crises, they arrive.

  3. French President Francois Hollande:

    It's set off well but it has to arrive too.

  4. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.

  5. Aaron Rippenkroeger:

    The clock starts ticking really right when they arrive.

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