Definition of arrive in English:

arrive

Line breaks: ar¦rive
Pronunciation: /əˈrʌɪv
 
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verb

[no object]
  • 1Reach a place at the end of a journey or a stage in a journey: we arrived at his house and knocked at the door the team arrived in New Delhi on July 30 they had recently arrived from Turkey
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    • Now safe from harm, he and his parents continued their journey and when they arrived in Timnah the lovers looked at each other and were pleased.
    • Shehadeh had arrived in Edinburgh after a torturous journey from Ramallah which continues to bear the brunt of the Israeli occupation.
    • The Varley family finally arrived in Shannon on the Sunday afternoon and Tony arrived in Westport just in time to go on stage.
    Synonyms
    come, get here/there, reach one's destination, make it, appear, put in an appearance, make an appearance, come on the scene, come up, approach, enter, present oneself, turn up, be along, come along, materialize; West Indian reach
    informal show up, show, roll in, roll up, blow in, show one's face
    reach, get to, get as far as, come to, make, make it to, set foot on, gain, attain; end up at, land up at, fetch up at
    informal hit, wind up at
  • 1.1(Of a thing) be brought or delivered: the invitation arrived a few days later
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    • Customers on Blue Line 1 will be pleased to know that 12 new double deck buses will arrive early in November bringing much needed extra capacity on this busy route.
    • The circulating nurse verifies that the implant components have arrived and brings them to the OR.
    • I once ordered flowers at another florist's with the same time span for delivery and the flowers arrived on time.
  • 4(Of a baby) be born: he will feel jealous when a new baby arrives
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    • Twin babies girls arrived in Culleen recently to proud parents Pat and Mary Needham.
    • It was the best Christmas present of all for a young Stromness family when baby girl Holly arrived on Boxing Day.
    • The first Swindon babies of 2003 began arriving in the early hours of the year.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'reach the shore after a voyage'): from Old French ariver, based on Latin ad- 'to' + ripa 'shore'.

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