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.