1) N-VAR: oft with poss, on N When a person or vehicle arrives at a place, you can refer to their arrival.

...the day after his arrival in England...

He was dead on arrival at the nearby hospital.

...the airport arrivals hall.

...the arrival gate at Penn Station.

2) N-VAR: oft with poss When someone starts a new job, you can refer to their arrival in that job.

...the power vacuum created by the arrival of a new president...

The company had eight departures and 11 new arrivals on its management board in 1980-89.

3) N-SING: usu with poss When something is brought to you or becomes available, you can refer to its arrival.

I was flicking idly through a newspaper while awaiting the arrival of orange juice and coffee...

The coronation broadcast marked the arrival of television.

4) N-SING: usu N of n When a particular time comes or a particular event happens, you can refer to its arrival.

He celebrated the arrival of the New Year with a bout of drinking that nearly killed him.

5) N-COUNT: usu adj N You can refer to someone who has just arrived at a place as a new arrival.

A high proportion of the new arrivals are skilled professionals...

He was the most junior and most recent arrival at the embassy.

6) N-SING: usu with poss When a baby is born, you can refer to its arrival.

...a couple anticipating the arrival of a new child.

7) N-COUNT: usu adj N You can refer to a baby who has just been born as a new arrival.

Her father was besotted with the new arrival.

English dictionary. 2008.


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