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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ar·rive /əˈraɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·rive, v. t.
 1. To bring to shore. [Obs.]
    And made the sea-trod ship arrive them.   --Chapman.
 2. To reach; to come to. [Archaic]
    Ere he arrive the happy isle.   --Milton.
    Ere we could arrive the point proposed.   --Shak.
    Arrive at last the blessed goal.   --Tennyson.

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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·rive, n. Arrival. [Obs.]
    How should I joy of thy arrive to hear!   --Drayton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She
           arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago
           until after midnight" [syn: get, come] [ant: leave]
      2: succeed in a big way; get to the top; "After he published
         his book, he had arrived"; "I don't know whether I can
         make it in science!"; "You will go far, my boy!" [syn: make
         it, get in, go far]