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.]


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."


[Aeneas] sailing with a fleet from Sicily, arrived . . . and landed in the country of Laurentum. Holland.

There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived at Ipswich. Macaulay.


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

To arrive at, or attain to.

When he arrived at manhood. Rogers.

We arrive at knowledge of a law of nature by the generalization of facts. McCosh.

If at great things thou wouldst arrive. Milton.


To come; said of time; as, the time arrived.


To happen or occur.


Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives. Waller.


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Ar*rive", v. t.


To bring to shore.


And made the sea-trod ship arrive them. Chapman.


To reach; to come to.


Ere he arrive the happy isle. Milton.

Ere we could arrive the point proposed. Shak.

Arrive at last the blessed goal. Tennyson.


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Ar*rive", n.




How should I joy of thy arrive to hear! Drayton.


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