See also: arrivé
- (intransitive, copulative) To reach; to get to a certain place.
- We arrived at the hotel and booked in.
2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, 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.
- 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.
- To come; said of time.
- The time has arrived for us to depart.
- To happen or occur.
- Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives.
- (transitive, archaic) To reach; to come to.
- Ere he arrive the happy isle.
- Ere we could arrive the point proposed.
- Arrive at last the blessed goal.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To bring to shore.
- and made the sea-trod ship arrive them
- Additional, nonstandard, and uncommon past tense and past participle are, respectively, arrove and arriven, likely 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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