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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·rive v. i. [imp. & p. p. Arrived p. pr. & vb. n. Arriving.]
 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.”
    [Æneas] sailing with a fleet from Sicily, arrived . . . and landed in the country of Laurentum.   --Holland.
    There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived at Ipswich.   --Macaulay.
 2. To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment.
 To arrive at, or attain to.
    When he arrived at manhood.   --Rogers.
    We arrive at knowledge of a law of nature by the generalization of facts.   --McCosh.
    If at great things thou wouldst arrive.   --Milton.
 3. To come; said of time; as, the time arrived.
 4. To happen or occur. [Archaic]
    Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives.   --Waller.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 arriving
      adj : directed or moving inward or toward a center; "the inbound
            train"; "inward flood of capital" [syn: arriving(a),
            inbound, inward]