Meaning of “arrive” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] us uk /əˈraɪv/
Extra Examples
He arrived later that night.She was hard at work when I arrived.Nearly all the food had gone when I arrived.Has the post arrived yet?I'm tidying up before our guests arrive.

A2 to get to a place:

When he first arrived in New York, he didn't speak a word of English.
We were the last to arrive at the station.
A letter arrived for you this morning.
arrive at an answer/decision/conclusion, etc

to find an answer to a problem or make a decision after a lot of discussion:

We didn't arrive at any firm conclusions.

to happen or start to exist:

Summer had finally arrived.

(Definition of “arrive” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)