Definitions for: Arrival


[n] accomplishment of an objective
[n] the act of arriving at a certain place; "they awaited her arrival"
[n] someone who arrives (or has arrived)



Webster (1913) Definition: Ar*riv"al, n. [From Arrive.]
1. The act of arriving, or coming; the act of reaching a
place from a distance, whether by water (as in its
original sense) or by land.

Our watchmen from the towers, with longing eyes,
Expect his swift arrival. --Dryden.

2. The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in
natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion was
wholly unexpected.

3. The person or thing arriving or which has arrived; as,
news brought by the last arrival.

Another arrival still more important was speedily
announced. --Macaulay.

4. An approach. [Obs.]

The house has a corner arrival. --H. Walpole.

Synonyms: arriver, comer, reaching

See Also: accomplishment, achievement, action, advent, anchorage, appearance, attainment, coming, docking, early bird, entering, entrance, entry, homecoming, incoming, ingress, landing, latecomer, moorage, newcomer, return, traveler, traveller, tying up

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