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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Arrive \Ar*rive"\, verb (used without an object) [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. --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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Arrive \Ar*rive"\, noun Arrival. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

How should I joy of thy arrive to hear! --Drayton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Arrive \Ar*rive"\, verb (used with an object)

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

arrive

verb

1: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight" [syn: {arrive}, {get}, {come}] [ant: {go away}, {go forth}, {leave}]

2: 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!" [syn: {arrive}, {make it}, {get in}, {go far}]


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