Adjective "arrive" definition and examples

(Arrive may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈrʌɪv/

Definitions and examples

verb

Reach a place at the end of a journey or a stage in a journey.
  1. 'the team arrived in New Delhi on July 30'
  2. 'He arrived in Paris in 1681 and by 1688 had gained an influential clientele at court.'
  3. 'French fascist Jean-Marie Le Pen arrived in Cheshire this weekend to show his support for the BNP, to be met by over a hundred protesters.'
  4. 'A Ukrainian student who arrived in Ireland only 10 days ago was killed when he was struck by a car early yesterday morning.'
  5. 'Had he arrived in time the ship would never have reached Liverpool; but alas! it had already started before my agent could reach it.'
  6. 'He arrived in San Francisco from his native England in 1855.'
  7. 'Thirty-five minutes after arriving in Kendal I arrived at work.'
  8. 'The Coho arrived in Port Angeles in the dark, just before 6 p.m., the last boat of the day.'
  9. 'O'Brien noticed the trend when he first arrived in Arviat in July 2002.'
  10. 'A brief journey down the southeastern side of the lough and we arrived in the bustling seaside town of Bangor, Co.Down.'
  11. 'Youngsters who have a history of truancy or poor behaviour or who have just arrived in the city from overseas can find it particularly difficult to find a school place.'
  12. 'the invitation arrived a few days later'
  13. 'Lunch had arrived, the wonderful moment I had so been looking forward to.'
  14. 'Products take 5-7 days to arrive by DHL, for a reasonable £6 throughout Britain.'
  15. 'Customers on Blue Line 1 will be pleased to know that 12 new double deck buses will arrive early in November bringing much needed extra capacity on this busy route.'
  16. 'With emergency supplies slow to arrive, some New Orleans residents have died of dehydration in the past few days.'
  17. 'Rural families got their news from smaller papers delivered to town once a week or from magazines arriving by railroad.'
  18. 'When the platter arrived, we wondered if they had misheard us and brought three servings.'
  19. 'We were actually brought our main courses before the soup arrived, and had to remind the waitress of our order.'
  20. 'Seeds and planting supplies were delivered late, wagons and ploughs arrived decrepit, axes were too small to be useful.'
  21. '‘We get deliveries for his restaurant arriving in our restaurant,’ said Leander.'
  22. '1880 The first imported frozen meat from Australia arrived in Britain.'
(of an event or a particular moment) happen or come.
  1. 'There are years, such as 1978 and 1985, when botrytis either fails to develop at all or arrives very late in the year.'
  2. 'However, on Wednesday the snows arrived and with six to ten inches falling, it brought everything to a virtual standstill.'
  3. 'The storm arrived slowly, brought in the high tide and the storm surge into this area.'
  4. 'Following the presentation by student faculty members, the big moment arrived.'
  5. 'As the big moment arrived all assembled in the Square in Rathdowney on a miserable, damp and misty morning.'
  6. 'As with every debate, a moment arrived when the two men were given an opportunity to show their human sides.'
  7. 'After a long and abrasive period of campaigning, the UK General Election has finally arrived.'
  8. 'Several hundred years later, in 641, the Arabs arrived, bringing the Islamic faith with them.'
  9. 'This is an open invitation to flooding once the monsoon arrives and if the Tawi does overflow it will be a disaster.'
  10. 'The programme was filmed some months ago, and eventually the big moment arrived.'
  11. 'If you've had no reason to look inside the box when the ‘Deliver by’ date arrives, dispose of it.'
  12. 'microcomputers arrived at the start of the 1970s'
  13. 'Their first beta products are supposed to arrive in six months.'
  14. 'People may not want to read text, but when the broadband Internet arrives and can deliver video, then surely the revolution will come.'
  15. 'As the product is scheduled to arrive in retailers one week from today, eager players shouldn't have to wait much longer before it's in their hands.'
  16. 'The product itself is cheap until it arrives in the U.S.; most of the profits are made outside of Colombia.'
  17. 'But this time around, it's a much more polished entertainer, although it's overshadowed by products yet to arrive.'
  18. 'Growers in general say the hot weather could result in the finest wine this country has ever produced arriving on supermarket shelves and dinner tables in the middle of next year.'
  19. 'There are nine products which will arrive in the US showrooms by the end of 2004, reports Automotive News.'
  20. 'We know a certain product is going to arrive on campus.'
Reach (a conclusion or decision)
  1. 'It has to be taken into account in arriving at a conclusion as to the meaning of the Act.'
  2. 'Anderson grapples with this supposed contrast and arrives at the conclusion that it is not that clear-cut.'
  3. 'While he was still as far as ever from arriving at a decision, some person knocked at the door.'
  4. 'The conclusion they arrive at is the only logical one it is possible to reach.'
  5. 'I would love to say that I have agonized long and hard before arriving at this decision.'
  6. 'Weldon maintained that the arbitrator exceeded his jurisdiction in arriving at this decision.'
  7. 'The second part is devoted to a discussion of how Korpi arrives at his conclusions.'
  8. 'There is a real possibility that they would have arrived at a different decision had they done so.'
  9. 'And he is hardly alone in arriving at the conclusion that Monty has dodged a very serious bullet.'
  10. 'In the Commonwealth, appellate courts were arriving at the same conclusions.'
(of a baby) be born.
  1. 'The 7lb 3oz girl was born at 2.45 am - the second baby to arrive on New Year's Day.'
  2. 'It could be argued that baby Kennedy should arrive closer to its due date in the middle of this month - and polling day.'
  3. 'They were both waiting anxiously for the new baby to arrive.'
  4. 'A couple got more excitement than they bargained for when their baby decided to arrive early during a Peter Gabriel concert.'
  5. 'You have two important roles to play as you wait for your baby to arrive: first at the birth, and second in the raising of your child.'
  6. 'He's saying that he's going to take at least a year off to be with his daughter and the baby once it arrives.'
  7. 'That was all and now he was waiting for his wife's baby to arrive so that he could safely return to his own lifestyle.'
  8. 'Her husband called Thomson Medical Centre, but an ambulance did not turn up for more than 45 minutes, five minutes longer than it took the baby to arrive.'
  9. 'The baby started to arrive as her mother was in the bath trying to relax before being taken to hospital.'
  10. 'Tamisha was one of three babies who arrived en route to Hampshire hospitals last weekend.'
Achieve success or recognition.
  1. 'The Miller Glasgow International Comedy Festival has finally arrived as a major fixture in the comic calendar.'

More definitions

1. to come to a certain point in the course of travel; reach one's destination: He finally arrived in Rome.

2. to come to be near or present in time: The moment to act has arrived.

3. to attain a position of success, power, achievement, fame, or the like: After years of hard work, she has finally arrived in her field.

4. Archaic. to happen: It arrived that the master had already departed. verb (used with object), arrived, arriving. 5

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be arrive on dates."

"people can be arrive in places."

"organizations can be arrive in places."

"organizations can be arrive from places."

"soldiers can be arrive in places."

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Origin

Middle English (in the sense ‘reach the shore after a voyage’): from Old French ariver, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + ripa ‘shore’.