To arrive at


To arrive at
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. 2000.