Definitions for: Arrive


[v] reach a destination; arrive by movement or by making progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "He got into college"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
[v] succeed in a big way; get to the top; "After he published his book, he had arrived"; "I don't know whether I can make it in science!"; "You will go far, my boy!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ar*rive", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Arrived; p. pr. & vb.
n. Arriving.] [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F.
arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad
+ ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]
1. 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. ``Arrived in Padua.'' --Shak.

[[AE]neas] sailing with a fleet from Sicily, arrived
. . . and landed in the country of Laurentum.
--Holland.

There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived at
Ipswich. --Macaulay.

2. To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass
an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning,
or experiment.

To arrive at, or attain to.

When he arrived at manhood. --Rogers.

We arrive at knowledge of a law of nature by the
generalization of facts. --McCosh.

If at great things thou wouldst arrive. --Milton.

3. To come; said of time; as, the time arrived.

4. To happen or occur. [Archaic]

Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives.
--Waller.


Ar*rive", v. t.
1. To bring to shore. [Obs.]

And made the sea-trod ship arrive them. --Chapman.

2. To reach; to come to. [Archaic]

Ere he arrive the happy isle. --Milton.

Ere we could arrive the point proposed. --Shak.

Arrive at last the blessed goal. --Tennyson.


Ar*rive", n.
Arrival. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

How should I joy of thy arrive to hear! --Drayton.

Synonyms: come, get, get in, go far, make it

Antonyms: go away, go forth, leave

See Also: attain, bring down, come in, come through, draw in, drive in, flood in, get in, hit, land, move in, plump in, pull in, put down, reach, set ashore, set down, shore, succeed, win

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