arrival

Definitions

  • The Crier Announces the Arrival of Five Registrars Of The Temple of King ÛsirnirÎ, Of the Vth Dynasty
    The Crier Announces the Arrival of Five Registrars Of The Temple of King ÛsirnirÎ, Of the Vth Dynasty
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arrival accomplishment of an objective
    • n arrival the act of arriving at a certain place "they awaited her arrival"
    • n arrival someone who arrives (or has arrived)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

ARRIVAL AT THE PALACE ARRIVAL AT THE PALACE
Arrival of Jacques Cartier 1535 Arrival of Jacques Cartier 1535
Almost naked, foot-sore, heart-sore, he arrived at the convent gate Almost naked, foot-sore, heart-sore, he arrived at the convent gate
They Arrive in the "Land of the Boobies" They Arrive in the "Land of the Boobies"
ARRIVING AT NEW YORK ARRIVING AT NEW YORK
Arrival at Caen Arrival at Caen
The British fleet arrived The British fleet arrived
When she arrived there was a great stir in the Palace When she arrived there was a great stir in the Palace

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When explorers first arrived in Venezuela, they were reminded of Venice. They named the country "Little Venice", which translated into Spanish is Venezuela
    • Arrival An approach. "The house has a corner arrival ."
    • Arrival The act of arriving, or coming; the act of reaching a place from a distance, whether by water (as in its original sense) or by land. "Our watchmen from the towers, with longing eyes,
      Expect his swift arrival ."
    • Arrival The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion was wholly unexpected.
    • Arrival The person or thing arriving or which has arrived; as, news brought by the last arrival . "Another arrival still more important was speedily announced."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
    • n arrival The act of arriving, as in coming to land or to the end of a journey; a reaching or coming to a destination, or some definite place.
    • n arrival The person or thing which arrives: as, a long list of arrivals.
    • n arrival The reaching or attainment of any object or state by effort, or in natural course: as, arrival at a just conclusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tequila is thought to be the first distilled liquor in the Americas. The Aztecs were known to have drunk it before Cortez arrived.
    • ns Arrival the act of arriving: persons or things that arrive
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “People sitting on top of the world, usually arrived there standing up.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Some of your grief you have cured, and lived to survive; but what torments of pain have you endured that haven't as yet arrived.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.”
  • Antonio Porchia
    Antonio Porchia
    “Certainties are arrived at only on foot.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.”
  • C. S. Lewis
    C.%20S.%20Lewis
    “If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Arrive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ariver—Low L. adripāre—L. ad, to, ripa, a bank.

Usage

In literature:

I thought I might have had a letter from you this mail; however, it has not arrived, worse luck!
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
Our arrival was exciting, owing to the number of persistent Bedouins who met us with donkeys and camels.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
I made calculations on leaving home at one o'clock on the coming Wednesday morning, in order to arrive there early on regular market day.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Leave Prevesa, arrive Salakhora (Salagoura).
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
When I arrived at the end of July 1915 the H.Q.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
They arrived at the St. Peter's river in September, 1819, and camped on or near the spot where now stands Mendota.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Among the clergy who arrived were James McGregor, Cornwell, and Holmes.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
At eight in the evening arrived at Montego Bay.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
On August the 30th, after an absence of three months from England, they returned and arrived safely at Dover.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
They soon reached the plain, and arrived at a hilly district, where the mountains rose higher and higher behind them in the distance.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
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In poetry:

Near here is the land
That they call Life.
You'll know when you arrive
By how real it is.
"God Speaks To Each Of Us" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Arriving never arrived
I and the moving island.
Moving earth, unsure sky,
a world never discovered.
"Invention Of Orpheus ( chant I, parts I, II, III )" by Jorge Mateus de Lima
A friend arrived one day
At Spiffton-extra-Sooper,
And in this shameful way
He spoke to Mr. HOOPER:
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The reason why I sing,
The point at which I'm driving,
Is simply this: that Spring
Is rapidly arriving.
"A Pastoral" by P G Wodehouse
different today?
And when they arrive they are
just plain scrambled eggs and the warm weather
is holding.
"For Grace, After A Party" by Frank O Hara
Julian.
Well, Joseph, that will do. I shall expect
To hear from you soon after my arrival.
Is the boat ready?
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

A rough September forced the Huskers to start retooling — and might just help them improve on last season once Big Ten play arrives.
College Football Playoffs Have Arrived.
Peter Baum arrived at 4 pm with nine other Tewaaraton Trophy finalists Thursday at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington.
Kaylee Ware, left, and Serenity Moore, 7, use chalk to draw on the sidewalk as they wait for the Food 4 Kids sandwiches to arrive.
Plum Pretty, one of the likely starters in the Oaks, arrived at Churchill Downs on April 21.
SEOUL (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may be sick as he has been absent from public view for weeks, a South Korean newspaper reported Saturday, saying foreign doctors recently arrived in the communist country.
Perry — whose divorce from Russell Brand was finalized yesterday — arrived with.
Beanstalk arrives at Brand Licensing Europe today will a roster of new clients ranging from fashion to digital to food.
The Bahamas braced for the arrival of Hurricane Irene as the storm intensified to Category 3 status with winds topping 120 mph.
Well, today's morning and blog took a quite different turn than I had expected when I arrived into the newsroom.
Prince St 212-941-4200 It's a big claim, but the arrival of Britain-based Space NK here has shown what beauty retail can be (in other words, not Ricky's or Sephora).
Santa Claus choppered in Saturday for his annual arrival at Crossroads Mall.
As leaves begin to turn with the arrival of autumn weather, there are more opportunities to get back to nature.
When you stay at a bed and breakfast , you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.
It was not an auspicious arrival in San Diego for the annual conference of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization.
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In science:

We will show that the statistical properties of the bus arrivals are described by the Unitary Ensemble of random matrices.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
In order to avoid the unpleasant clustering effect the bus drivers in Cuernavaca engage people that record the arrival times of buses on significant places .
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
Arriving at a checkpoint, the driver gets the information when the previous bus passed that place.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
We have collected records catching the arrivals of the buses of the line No.4 close to the city center.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
T + γ + 1) Those predictions are compared with the obtained bus arrival data and displayed on the following figures: Figure 1 shows the bus interval distribution when compared with the GUE prediction (4).
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
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