Pronunciation: (u-rīv'), [key]
—v., -rived, -riv•ing.
1. to come to a certain point in the course of travel; reach one's destination: He finally arrived in Rome.
2. to come to be near or present in time: The moment to act has arrived.
3. to attain a position of success, power, achievement, fame, or the like: After years of hard work, she has finally arrived in her field.
4. Archaic.to happen: It arrived that the master had already departed.
1. Obs.to reach; come to.
2. arrive at,
a. to come to a place after traveling; reach.
b. to attain the objective in a course or process: to arrive at a conclusion.
Pronunciation: (ar"ē-vā'; Fr. a-rē-vā'), [key]
—pl. -vésPronunciation: (-vāz'; Fr. -vā'). [key]
a person who has swiftly gained wealth, status, success, or fame.
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