arrive

[uh-rahyv]
verb (used without object), arrived, arriving.
1.
to come to a certain point in the course of travel; reach one's destination: He finally arrived in Rome.
2.
to come to be near or present in time: The moment to act has arrived.
3.
to attain a position of success, power, achievement, fame, or the like: After years of hard work, she has finally arrived in her field.
4.
Archaic. to happen: It arrived that the master had already departed.
verb (used with object), arrived, arriving.
5.
Obsolete. to reach; come to.
Verb phrases
6.
arrive at,
a.
to come to a place after traveling; reach.
b.
to attain the objective in a course or process: to arrive at a conclusion.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English a(r)riven < Old French a(r)river < Vulgar Latin *arrīpāre to come to land, verbal derivative of Latin ad rīpam to the riverbank; cf. river1

arriver, noun
unarrived, adjective
unarriving, adjective
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arrivé

[ar-ee-vey; French a-ree-vey]
noun, plural arrivés [ar-ee-veyz; French a-ree-vey] .
a person who has swiftly gained wealth, status, success, or fame.

Origin:
1920–25; < French: literally, arrived, noun use of past participle of arriver to arrive

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arrive (əˈraɪv)
 
vb
1.  to come to a certain place during or after a journey; reach a destination
2.  (foll by at) to agree upon; reach: to arrive at a decision
3.  to occur eventually: the moment arrived when pretence was useless
4.  informal (of a baby) to be born
5.  informal to attain success or gain recognition
 
[C13: from Old French ariver, from Vulgar Latin arrīpāre (unattested) to land, reach the bank, from Latin ad to + rīpa river bank]
 
ar'river
 
n

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arrive
c.1200, from O.Fr. ariver "to come to land," from V.L. *arripare "to touch the shore," from L. ad ripam "to the shore," from ad "to" + ripa "shore," with an original meaning of coming ashore after a long voyage. Sense of "to come to a position or state of mind" is from late 14c.
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Example sentences
Avoid taking even a short nap when you arrive at your destination.
Research your destination before you go and arrive with a good map and a list of the areas you want to visit.
When you ask your nav for directions, it could ask you when you absolutely must arrive at your destination.
Many of the rest arrive either as students or under provisions that enable
  family reunions.
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