Definition of Arrive

1. Verb. Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress. "These cars won't arrive "; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

Exact synonyms: Come, Get
Specialized synonyms: Land, Set Down, Drive In, Bring Down, Land, Put Down, Land, Set Ashore, Shore, Roll Up, Come, Come In, Attain, Hit, Reach, Flood In, Draw In, Get In, Move In, Pull In, Plump In
Related verbs: Get
Derivative terms: Arrival, Arriver, Comer, Coming
Antonyms: Leave

2. Verb. Succeed in a big way; get to the top. "You will go far, my boy!"

Definition of Arrive

1. v. i. To come to the shore or bank. In present usage: To come in progress by water, or by traveling on land; to reach by water or by land; -- followed by at (formerly sometimes by to), also by in and from.

2. v. t. To bring to shore.

3. n. Arrival.

Definition of Arrive

1. Verb. (transitive copulative) to reach ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive copulative) to get to a certain place ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to obtain a level of success or fame. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arrive

1. to reach a destination [v -RIVED, -RIVING, -RIVES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arrive

arriere
arriere pensee
arriero
arrieros
arris
arrises
arrish
arrishes
arriswise
arrival
arrival gate
arrival time
arrivals
arrivance
arrivances
arrive (current term)
arrive at
arrived
arrivederci
arriven
arriver
arrivers
arrives
arriving
arriving(a)
arrivisme
arriviste
arrivistes
arrière-pensée
arroba

Literary usage of Arrive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"We arrive in China ... safety—Dispose of the ship—Description of the inhabitants—arrive at Pekin, and find an opportunity of returning to Europe. ..."

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