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Meaning of arriving by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of arrive .

Definition of arriving by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Arrive v. i. [imp. & p. p. Arrived ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Arriving.] [OE. ariven to arrive, land, OF. ariver, F. arriver, fr. LL. arripare, adripare, to come to shore; L. ad + ripa the shore or sloping bank of a river. Cf. Riparian.]
    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.” Shak.

    [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.

  2. arriving adj. prenom. directed or moving inward or toward a center; as, “arriving trains”.

    Syn. -- inbound, inward.