arrival noun

1 act of arriving

ADJ. early | late | timely The timely arrival of the cheque took away the need to borrow money. | eventual | dramatic, sudden, surprise, unexpected | expected, imminent, impending I told her of my brother's expected arrival.

VERB + ARRIVAL announce, herald, signal A fanfare of trumpets heralded the arrival of the King. | expect | await a crowd awaiting the arrival of the film star | greet The staff greeted the arrival of the new head teacher with excitement. | celebrate, welcome | delay | hasten


PREP. on/upon (sb's) ~ Guests receive dinner upon arrival at the hotel. | with the ~ With the arrival of John's friends, the party became really enjoyable. | ~ at his arrival at the theatre | ~ in their arrival in Paris

PHRASES arrival on the scene They were saved by the arrival on the scene of another boat. | arrivals and departures There are 120 arrivals and departures every day. | time of arrival your expected time of arrival is 7.15.

2 sb/sth that arrives

ADJ. early, first | late Someone should stay here to meet the late arrivals. | latest, new, recent The club has a dinner to welcome new arrivals to the town. We're expecting a new arrival (= a baby) in the family soon.

VERB + ARRIVAL expect | meet | welcome