- 1The action or process of arriving: Ruth’s arrival in New York he was dead on arrival at hospitalMore example sentences
- In his notebook Gradowski described his journey by train to the camp and the selection process on arrival.
- Apart from hugs and kisses on arrival and departure there has never been anything physical between us.
- And I got away with it, even though I omitted to get my entry declaration stamped on arrival in Russia.
- 1.1 [count noun] A person who has arrived somewhere: hotel staff greeted the late arrivalsMore example sentences
- About 500 people were on hand to greet them at the arrivals terminal.
- At the small terminal, arrivals were greeted with traditional leis made from tropical flowers.
- It was forecast that tourist arrivals would keep increasing every year.
- 1.2The emergence or appearance of a new development or product: the arrival of democracyMore example sentences
- The arrival of the Black Death brought social and economic chaos, from which not even the Minster was immune.
- The arrival of synthetic products may have pushed bamboo and cane out of the front rows in the market.
- The eventual arrival of Metrolink will also help attract more spectators and more participants to SportCity.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French arrivaille, from Old French arriver (see arrive).