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arrive

[uh-rahyv] /əˈraɪv/
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,
  1. to come to a place after traveling; reach.
  2. to attain the objective in a course or process:
    to arrive at a conclusion.
Origin
1175-1225
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
Related forms
arriver, noun
unarrived, adjective
unarriving, adjective

arrivé

[ar-ee-vey; French a-ree-vey] /ˌær iˈveɪ; French a riˈveɪ/
noun, plural arrivés
[ar-ee-veyz; French a-ree-vey] /ˌær iˈveɪz; French a riˈveɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for arrives

arrive

/əˈraɪv/
verb (intransitive)
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
Derived Forms
arriver, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French ariver, from Vulgar Latin arrīpāre (unattested) to land, reach the bank, from Latin ad to + rīpa river bank
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Word Origin and History for arrives

arrive

v.

c.1200, "reach land, reach the end of a journey by sea," from Anglo-French ariver, Old French ariver (11c.) "to come to land," from Vulgar Latin *arripare "to touch the shore," from Latin ad ripam "to the shore," from ad "to" (see ad-) + ripa "shore" (see riparian). The original notion is of coming ashore after a long voyage. Of journeys other than by sea, from late 14c. Sense of "to come to a position or state of mind" is from late 14c. Related: Arrived; arriving.

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Slang definitions & phrases for arrives

arrive

verb

To successfully establish one's position or reputation (1880s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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