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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: ariver, from Vulgar Latin arripare 'to come to shore', from Latin ad- 'to' + ripa 'shore'

arrive

verb
     
ar‧rive S2 W1 [intransitive]
1

get somewhere

to get to the place you are going to:
Give me a call to let me know you've arrived safely.
arrive in/at
What time does the plane arrive in New York?
arrive late/early
He arrived late as usual.
By the time the police arrived on the scene, the burglars had fled.
2

be delivered

if something arrives, it is brought or delivered to you [= come]:
The card arrived on my birthday.
3

happen

if an event or particular period of time arrives, it happens [= come]:
When her wedding day arrived, she was really nervous.
4

something new

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.
5

be born

to be born:
Sharon's baby arrived just after midnight.
6

arrive at a decision/solution/compromise etc

to reach a decision, solution etc after a lot of effort:
After much consideration, we have arrived at a decision.
7

success

somebody has arrived

used to say that someone has become successful or famous:
When he saw his name painted on the door he knew he'd arrived!

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