2. The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion
was wholly unexpected.
3. The person or thing arriving or which has arrived; as, news brought by the last arrival.
Another arrival still more important was speedily announced.
4. An approach. [Obs.]
The house has a corner arrival.
(Ar*riv"ance) n. Arrival. [Obs.] Shak.
(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.
[Æneas] sailing with a fleet from Sicily, arrived . . . and landed in the country of Laurentum.
There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived at Ipswich.
2. 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.
We arrive at knowledge of a law of nature by the generalization of facts.
If at great things thou wouldst arrive.
3. To come; said of time; as, the time arrived.
4. To happen or occur. [Archaic]
Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives.
(Ar*rive"), v. t.
1. To bring to shore. [Obs.]
And made the sea-trod ship arrive them.
2. To reach; to come to. [Archaic]
Ere he arrive the happy isle.
Ere we could arrive the point proposed.
Arrive at last the blessed goal.