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Pronunciation : Ar*rive"
Part of Speech : v. i. [imp. & p. p. Arrived; p. pr. & vb. n. Arriving.]
Etymology : [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.]
Definition : 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. [?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.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ar*rive"
Part of Speech : v. t.
Definition : 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.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ar*rive"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Arrival. [Obs.] Chaucer. How should I joy of thy arrive to hear! Drayton.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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