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ar·ri·val

arrival

 
 
pronunciation:
raI vl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of reaching a certain place or goal.
The fans cheered her arrival at the finish line.
synonyms:
achievement
antonyms:
exit
similar words:
appearance, approach, completion, landing, realization
definition 2: a person or thing that has arrived.
We welcomed the new arrivals.
synonyms:
newcomer
similar words:
baby, guest, immigrant, newborn, visitor
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The word arrival contains the following parts:
ar- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ar- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "r," such as "rang." See ad-.
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.