—v.i. 1. to come to a certain point in the course of travel; reach one's destination: He finally arrived in Rome. 2. to come to be near or present in time: The moment to act has arrived. 3. to attain a position of success, power, achievement, fame, or the like: After years of hard work, she has finally arrived in her field. 4. Archaic.to happen: It arrived that the master had already departed.
—v.t. 1. Obs.to reach; come to.
2. arrive at, a. to come to a place after traveling; reach.
b. to attain the objective in a course or process: to arrive at a conclusion.
Pronunciation: (ar"ē-vā'; Fr. a-rē-vā'),[key] —n., —pl.-vésPronunciation: (-vāz'; Fr. -vā').[key] a person who has swiftly gained wealth, status, success, or fame.