To arrive at


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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  • arrivé — arrivé, ée [ arive ] adj. • de arriver 1 ♦ Premier, dernier arrivé : celui qui est arrivé le premier, le dernier. « il n a pu faire autrement que de servir d abord les premiers arrivés » (A. Gide). 2 ♦ Qui a réussi (socialement,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • arrivé — arrivé, ée (a ri vé, vée) part. passé. 1°   Qui a pris terre. Arrivé au port. 2°   Venu dans un lieu par eau, par voiture, à cheval, etc. Arrivé en diligence. 3°   Venu, en général. Arrivé en Afrique. Vous êtes bien aise de le voir arrivé. à… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Arrive — Ar*rive , v. t. 1. To bring to shore. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And made the sea trod ship arrive them. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To reach; to come to. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Ere he arrive the happy isle. Milton. [1913 Webster] Ere we could arrive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arrive-avant — Arrivé avant La relation arrivé avant (anglais happened before), notée , est un ordre partiel (relation binaire irréflexive, antisymétrique et transitive) sur les évènements basé sur la causalité de deux évènements dans un système distribué… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arrive — Ar*rive , n. Arrival. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] How should I joy of thy arrive to hear! Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [v1] come to a destination access, alight, appear, attain, barge in, blow in, bob up*, breeze in*, bust in*, buzz*, check in*, clock in*, disembark, dismount, drop anchor, drop in, enter, fall by, fall in, get to, hit*, hit town*, land*, make it* …   New thesaurus

  • arrive — ► VERB 1) reach a destination. 2) be brought or delivered. 3) (of a particular moment) come about. 4) (arrive at) reach (a conclusion or decision). 5) informal become successful and well known. ORIGIN originally in the sense «reach the sho …   English terms dictionary

  • arrive — [ə rīv′] vi. arrived, arriving [ME ariven < OFr ariver < VL * arripare, come to shore, land < L ad , to + ripa, shore] 1. to reach one s destination; come to a place 2. to come [the time has arrived for action] 3. to attain success, fame …   English World dictionary


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