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Meaning of ARRIVE

Pronunciation:  u'rIv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [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!"

ARRIVE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Ar*rive"\, n.
    Arrival. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
          How should I joy of thy arrive to hear!  --Drayton.
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