|Origin:||ariver, from Vulgar Latin arripare 'to come to shore', from Latin ad- 'to' + ripa 'shore'|
ar‧rive S2 W1 [intransitive]
to get to the place you are going to:
Give me a call to let me know you've arrived safely.
What time does the plane arrive in New York?
He arrived late as usual.
By the time the police arrived on the scene, the burglars had fled.
if something arrives, it is brought or delivered to you [= come]:
The card arrived on my birthday.
if an event or particular period of time arrives, it happens [= come]:
When her wedding day arrived, she was really nervous.
if a new idea, method, product etc arrives, it begins to exist or starts being used:
Since computers arrived, my job has become much easier.
to be born:
Sharon's baby arrived just after midnight.
to reach a decision, solution etc after a lot of effort:
After much consideration, we have arrived at a decision.
used to say that someone has become successful or famous:
When he saw his name painted on the door he knew he'd arrived!