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Definition of Arrival

Arrival

  1. The act of arriving, or coming; the act of reaching a place from a distance, whether by water (as in its original sense) or by land.
  2. The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion was wholly unexpected.
  3. The person or thing arriving or which has arrived; as, news brought by the last arrival.
  4. An approach.

Arrival Quotations

When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring - and where the sea might deposit you - until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure.
Andrew O'Hagan

The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself - as a vocation and an elevation almost.
Seamus Heaney

Ever since the arrival of printing - thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people's minds - people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language.
David Crystal

India's great economic boom, the arrival of the Internet and outsourcing, have broken the wall between provincial India and the world.
Aravind Adiga

I would love to go back to any time in European history, especially in Irish history, to the second or third century, prior to the arrival of Christianity when Paganism flourished. I can always go back there in my imagination, of course. It doesn't cost anything, and it's a form of time travel, I suppose.
Gabriel Byrne
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Arrival Translations

arrival in Afrikaans is aankoms, koms
arrival in Danish is ankomst
arrival in Dutch is bezorging, aanvoer
arrival in German is Ankunft {f}
arrival in Italian is venuta, emersione, arrivo
arrival in Latin is aduentus
arrival in Norwegian is ankomst
arrival in Portuguese is chegada
arrival in Spanish is llegada, venida
arrival in Swedish is ankomst
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