arriving at

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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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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