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VERB (2)

1. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress;
- Example: "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"
- Example: "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
[syn: arrive, get, come]

2. succeed in a big way; get to the top;
- Example: "After he published his book, he had arrived"
- Example: "I don't know whether I can make it in science!"
- Example: "You will go far, my boy!"
[syn: arrive, make it, get in, go far]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arrive \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. [1913 Webster] [[AE]neas] sailing with a fleet from Sicily, arrived . . . and landed in the country of Laurentum. --Holland. [1913 Webster] There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived at Ipswich. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment. [1913 Webster] To arrive at, or attain to. [1913 Webster] When he arrived at manhood. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] We arrive at knowledge of a law of nature by the generalization of facts. --McCosh. [1913 Webster] If at great things thou wouldst arrive. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To come; said of time; as, the time arrived. [1913 Webster] 4. To happen or occur. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives. --Waller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arrive \Ar*rive"\, n. Arrival. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] How should I joy of thy arrive to hear! --Drayton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arrive \Ar*rive"\, v. t. 1. To bring to shore. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And made the sea-trod ship arrive them. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To reach; to come to. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Ere he arrive the happy isle. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Ere we could arrive the point proposed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Arrive at last the blessed goal. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

arrive v 1: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight" [syn: arrive, get, come] [ant: go away, go forth, leave] 2: succeed in a big way; get to the top; "After he published his book, he had arrived"; "I don't know whether I can make it in science!"; "You will go far, my boy!" [syn: arrive, make it, get in, go far]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "arrive": accomplish, achieve, achieve success, advance, appear, approach, arrive at, arrive in, attain, attain to, be a success, be received, blow in, bob up, break through, check in, clock in, come, come in, come on, come through, come to, come to hand, cut a swath, fetch, fetch up at, find, flourish, gain, get, get ahead, get in, get on, get there, get to, go, go far, go places, have it made, hit, hit town, make, make a breakthrough, make a success, make good, make headway, make it, make out, make the grade, make the scene, pop up, progress, prosper, pull in, punch in, reach, ring in, rise, roll in, score, show, show up, sign in, succeed, thrive, time in, turn up