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Definition of 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

I've always disliked kamikazes, that is, people who commit suicide in order to kill others. Starting with the Japanese ones from World War II. I never considered them Pietro Miccas who torch the powder and go up with the citadel in order to block the arrival of the enemy troops at Torino. I never considered them soldiers.
Oriana Fallaci

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 shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
Jane Bryant Quinn

It is okay to be an outsider, a recent arrival, new on the scene - and not just okay, but something to be thankful for... Because being an insider can so easily mean collapsing the horizons, can so easily mean accepting the presumptions of your province.
Tan Le

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
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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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