arrival

An arrival is an entrance or an appearance — the act of showing up somewhere. Your arrival at your grandparents' house will no doubt be marked by great enthusiasm and many hugs.

The process of arriving, or first getting to your destination, is arrival. Your sister's arrival at the airport might be delayed by bad weather, and your new kitten's arrival will be an exciting event for your whole family. Another kind of arrival is a person who's just arrived: "I easily picked her out from all the bus station arrivals."

Definitions of arrival
  1. noun
    the act of arriving at a certain place
    “they awaited her arrival
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    entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress
    the act of entering
    appearance
    the act of appearing in public view
    homecoming, return
    a coming to or returning home
    anchorage
    the act of anchoring
    dockage, docking, moorage, tying up
    the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes
    landing
    the act of coming to land after a voyage
    landing
    the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface)
    check-in
    the act of reporting your presence (as at an airport or a hotel)
    incursion
    the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers)
    intrusion
    entrance by force or without permission or welcome
    irruption
    a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in
    entree
    the act of entering
    enrollment, enrolment, registration
    the act of enrolling
    apparition
    an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly
    emergence, emersion
    the act of emerging
    reappearance, return
    the act of someone appearing again
    repatriation
    the act of returning to the country of origin
    penetration
    the act of entering into or through something
    amphibious landing
    a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion
    debarkation, disembarkation, disembarkment
    the act of passengers and crew getting off of a ship or aircraft
    touchdown
    a landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes
    aircraft landing, airplane landing
    landing an aircraft
    splashdown
    a landing of a spacecraft in the sea at the end of a space flight
    admission, admittance
    the act of admitting someone to enter
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    action
    something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  2. noun
    someone who arrives (or has arrived)
    synonyms: arriver, comer
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    early bird
    a person who arrives early before others do
    latecomer
    someone who arrives late
    newcomer
    a recent arrival
    malahini
    a newcomer to Hawaii
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    traveler, traveller
    a person who changes location
  3. noun
    accomplishment of an objective
    synonyms: reaching
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    attainment
    arrival at a new stage
    advent, coming
    arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
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    accomplishment, achievement
    the action of accomplishing something
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