arrive at

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Related to arrive at: arrive at a conclusion


intr.v. ar·rived, ar·riv·ing, ar·rives
1. To reach a destination.
2. To come at length; take place: The day of reckoning has arrived.
3. To achieve success or recognition: He had finally arrived as a designer.
Phrasal Verb:
arrive at
To reach through effort or a process: arrive at a decision after much thought.

[Middle English ariven, from Old French ariver, from Vulgar Latin *arrīpāre, to reach the shore : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin rīpa, shore.]

ar·riv′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.arrive at - reach a destination, either real or abstractarrive at - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
catch up - reach the point where one should be after a delay; "I caught up on my homework"
surmount, scale - reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
get at, access - reach or gain access to; "How does one access the attic in this house?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"
bottom out - reach the low point; "Prices bottomed out and started to rise again after a while"
peak, top out - to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"
summit, breast - reach the summit (of a mountain); "They breasted the mountain"; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"
top - reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
make - reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
find - succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrow found its mark"
culminate - reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
come through, get through - succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems; "We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"
run aground, ground - hit or reach the ground


1. To come to a particular place:
Slang: blow in.
2. To gain success:
phrasal verb
arrive at
To reach (a goal or objective):
Informal: hit on (or upon).
يَصِل إلى
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komme frem til
komast aî


(əˈraiv) verb
to reach (a place, the end of a journey etc). They arrived home last night; The parcel arrived yesterday.
arˈrival noun
1. the act of arriving. I was greeted by my sister on my arrival.
2. a person, thing etc that has arrived. I wish he would stop calling our baby the new arrival.
arrive at
to reach. The committee failed to arrive at a decision.
References in classic literature ?
Fouquet hoped to be the first to arrive at Nantes; there he would see the notables and gain support among the principal members of the States; he would make himself a necessity, a thing very easy for a man of his merit, and would delay the catastrophe, if he did not succeed in avoiding it entirely.
They murmured that they had a long and desolate region to traverse, before they could arrive at the point where they might expect to find horses; that it was impossible for Crooks and Le Clerc, in their feeble condition, to get over it; that to remain with them would only be to starve in their company.
Try as he might, he could arrive at no more satisfactory conclusion than this.
Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) is once again set to revise its schedule to enable commuters travelling to Nairobi's central business district from Syokimau to arrive at work on time.
Jet Airways flight 9W 2461 will depart Bengaluru daily at 0610 hrs and arrive at the commercial city of Vijayawada at 0745 hrs.
Jon Hamm, left, and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards
From 22 March 2012 the carrier is launching services between Dallas/Fort Worth and Orlando, leaving at 10:15 and arriving in Orlando at 13:50, return services will depart at 20:20 and arrive at 22:05.
15am The general congregation begins to arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.
45: The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.
Between 0815 and 0945: The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.
08pm - David Cameron and wife Samantha arrive at Buckingham Palace where the Queen confirms him as Prime Minister.
Passengers with flights from Durham Tees Valley Airport are advised to arrive at the airport as planned.