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UK [əˈraɪv(ə)l] / US noun
Word forms "arrival":
singular arrival plural arrivals
1) [uncountable] the time when someone or something arrives at a place from somewhere else

Her arrival livened up the party.

arrival of:

The arrival of BA 106 from Boston has been delayed.

on someone's arrival (= as soon as they arrive):

Parkes was arrested on her arrival from New York.

a) the time when someone joins an organization or starts a new job

Since his arrival at the club, he has brought in several star players.

b) arrivals
[plural] planes, trains, or buses that have just arrived at a place after a journey

Check the airport monitors for arrivals and departures.

the arrivals board

2) [uncountable] the time when something begins or comes into existence
arrival of:

the arrival of spring

Our lives have been revolutionized by the arrival of the personal computer.

3) [countable] someone who has arrived or joined a group

Early arrivals get all the best parking spaces.

Joe greeted the new arrivals.


English dictionary. 2014.

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