See also: arrivé
From Middle English arriven, ariven, a borrowing from Old French ariver, from Late Latin *arrīpare, from Latin ad + rīpa (“shore”). Displaced native oncome, tocome.
For the sense-derivation, compare Old English ġelandian, ġelendan, lendan (“to arrive at land; land”) > Middle English alenden, landen (“to arrive; arrive at shore; land”).
arrive (third-person singular simple present arrives, present participle arriving, simple past and past participle arrived)
- (intransitive, copulative) To reach; to get to a certain place.
- We arrived at the hotel and booked in.
- He arrived home for two days.
- 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74:
- In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.
- (intransitive) To obtain a level of success or fame; to succeed.
- He had finally arrived on Broadway.
- 2002, Donald Cole, Immigrant City: Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1845-1921, page 58:
- Evidence that the Irish had arrived socially was the abrupt decline in the number of newspaper articles accusing them of brawling and other crimes.
- (intransitive) To come; said of time.
- The time has arrived for us to depart.
- (intransitive) To happen or occur.
- 1666, Edmund Waller, Instructions to a Painter:
- Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives.
- (transitive, archaic) To reach; to come to.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book II”, in Paradise Lost. […], London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], →OCLC; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, →OCLC:
- Ere he arrive the happy isle.
- 1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Iulius Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene ii]:
- Ere we could arrive the point proposed.
- 1850, [Alfred, Lord Tennyson], In Memoriam, London: Edward Moxon, […], →OCLC, (please specify |part=prologue or epilogue, or |canto=I to CXXIX):
- Arrive at last the blessed goal.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To bring to shore.
- 1618, George Chapman, A Hymn to Apollo:
- and made the sea-trod ship arrive them
- Additional, nonstandard, and uncommon past tense and past participle are, respectively, arrove and arriven, formed by analogy to verbs like drove and driven.
to get to a certain place
to obtain a level of success or fame
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- inflection of arriver: