Definition of arrive verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    arrive

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    BrE BrE//əˈraɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈraɪv//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arrive
    BrE BrE//əˈraɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈraɪv//
     
    he / she / it arrives
    BrE BrE//əˈraɪvz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈraɪvz//
     
    past simple arrived
    BrE BrE//əˈraɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈraɪvd//
     
    past participle arrived
    BrE BrE//əˈraɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈraɪvd//
     
    -ing form arriving
    BrE BrE//əˈraɪvɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈraɪvɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [intransitive] (abbreviation arr.) to get to a place, especially at the end of a journey I'll wait until they arrive. I was pleased to hear you arrived home safely. to arrive early/late for a meeting The police arrived to arrest him. arrive at/in/on… She'll arrive in New York at noon. The train arrived at the station 20 minutes late. By the time I arrived on the scene, it was all over. We didn't arrive back at the hotel until very late.
  2. 2  [intransitive] (of things) to be brought to somebody A letter arrived for you this morning. Send your application to arrive by 31 October. We waited an hour for our lunch to arrive. The new product will arrive on supermarket shelves (= be available) early next year.
  3. 3  [intransitive] (of an event or a moment) to happen or to come, especially when you have been waiting for it The wedding day finally arrived. The baby arrived (= was born) early.
  4. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘reach the shore after a voyage’): from Old French ariver, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + ripa ‘shore’.Extra examples I should arrive in London tomorrow morning. My uncle arrived unannounced yesterday evening. The package failed to arrive. We are due to arrive in Rome at ten o’clock. We arrived at the hotel late. We finally arrived at our destination late that evening. We should arrive shortly. We should be arriving shortly. A package arrived for you this morning. A pile of letters had arrived on my desk. Ambulances quickly arrived at the scene. As autumn arrives the birds migrate south. As usual, my brother was the last to arrive. Let us know if you think you might arrive late. She likes to arrive unannounced. She’ll arrive in New York at around noon. Summer arrived early that year. The age of industrialization had arrived. The day of the wedding finally arrived. The lad has arrived as a Premiership goalkeeper. The moment had arrived. It was time to leave. The train is due to arrive any time now. They all arrived home safely. We didn’t arrive back at the hotel till very late. We were the first to arrive. What time did they arrive? Your application should arrive by 29 June.Idioms (informal) somebody has become successful He knew he had arrived when he was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. Phrasal Verbsarrive at something
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