To arrive at
Arrive Ar*rive", v. i. [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. [1913 Webster]

[[AE]neas] sailing with a fleet from Sicily, arrived . . . and landed in the country of Laurentum. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived at Ipswich. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment. [1913 Webster]

{To arrive at}, or attain to. [1913 Webster]

When he arrived at manhood. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

We arrive at knowledge of a law of nature by the generalization of facts. --McCosh. [1913 Webster]

If at great things thou wouldst arrive. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To come; said of time; as, the time arrived. [1913 Webster]

4. To happen or occur. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives. --Waller. [1913 Webster]


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  • To come at — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To get at — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arrive at something — arˈrive at sth derived to decide on or find sth, especially after discussion and thought Syn: ↑reach • to arrive at an agreement/a decision/a conclusion • to arrive at the truth …   Useful english dictionary

  • arrive at something — arrive at (something) to come to a decision or agreement about something after serious thought or discussion. The town council needs to explain how they arrived at their plan for future development of the town. Etymology: based on the literal… …   New idioms dictionary

  • arrive at — (something) to come to a decision or agreement about something after serious thought or discussion. The town council needs to explain how they arrived at their plan for future development of the town. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • arrive at — verb reach a destination, either real or abstract (Freq. 20) We hit Detroit by noon The water reached the doorstep We barely made it to the finish line I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts • Syn: ↑reach, ↑make, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arrive at — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms arrive at : present tense I/you/we/they arrive at he/she/it arrives at present participle arriving at past tense arrived at past participle arrived at arrive at something to reach a result, decision, or… …   English dictionary

  • to-arrive — (ˌ) ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, sold by, or being a contract providing that goods shipped will arrive at a specified point or be shipped from a point of origin within a prescribed time a to arrive contract to arrive prices trading… …   Useful english dictionary

  • arrive at — Reach, attain, come to, get to, touch at …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • arrive at — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, approach, arrive, arrive in, arrive upon, attain, attain to, be received, blow in, bob up, check in, clock in, come, come at, come in, come to, come to hand, come upon, fall upon, fetch, fetch up… …   Moby Thesaurus

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