1. 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. --Dryden.
2. The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion was wholly unexpected.
3. The person or thing arriving or which has arrived; as, news brought by the last arrival.
Another arrival still more important was speedily announced. --Macaulay.
4. An approach. [Obs.]
The house has a corner arrival. --H. Walpole.
n 1: accomplishment of an objective [syn: reaching]
2: the act of arriving at a certain place; "they awaited her
3: someone who arrives (or has arrived) [syn: arriver, comer]