Arrival



an act of ; a coming:
His arrival was delayed by traffic.
the reaching or attainment of any object or condition:
arrival at a peace treaty.
the person or thing that or has :
First arrivals will be the first seated.
Contemporary Examples

Although this is a notoriously difficult checkpoint, security was tightened for the arrival of the American president.
Obama’s Reception In Israel—And Mine Anna Lekas Miller March 19, 2013

President Barack Obama seems keener on an exit strategy than an arrival plan.
The Great Fallacy of Obama’s War M.J. Akbar November 12, 2009

He spoke of the death threats that had welcomed him upon his arrival in Memphis.
The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life Michael Daly January 19, 2014

On arrival, officers found the body of a 27-year old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Winehouse’s Troubled Life Chris Lee July 22, 2011

The Republicans have declared this idea dead on arrival, especially the revenue part.
There Will Be No Budget Deal Michael Tomasky February 4, 2013

Historical Examples

Precisely because that was what we did on the morning of our own arrival.
The American Mind Bliss Perry

Mr. Forrest had passed through Adelaide one day before his arrival.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest

She would have removed him within two hours of my arrival—I mean, her arrival.
Trelawny of The “Wells” Arthur W. Pinero

I awaited the arrival of the party, which should reach here this morning.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest

They received it, and informed the wife of the arrival of her husband.
Sketches of Central Asia (1868) Arminius Vmbry

noun
the act or time of arriving
a person or thing that arrives or has arrived
the reaching of a condition or objective
n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French arrivaille, from Old French arriver (see arrive). Arrivage (late 14c.) also was used.

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