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Arrive - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Arrive' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Arrive [ n.]
- Arrival.
2 . Arrive [ v. i.]
- 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.
- To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment.
- To come; said of time; as, the time arrived.
- To happen or occur.
3 . Arrive [ v. t.]
- To bring to shore.
- To reach; to come to.

Meaning of 'Arrive' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . arrive [ v]
Meaning (1):
- succeed in a big way; get to the top
Example in sentence:
  • 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!
Meaning (2):
- reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
Example in sentence:
  • She arrived home at 7 o'clock;
  • She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight