Disembark vs Arrive - What's the difference?

disembark | arrive |

As verbs the difference between disembark and arrive

is that disembark is to remove from on board a vessel; to put on shore; to land; to debark while arrive is .




(en verb)
  • To remove from on board a vessel; to put on shore; to land; to debark.
  • The general disembarked the troops.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Go to the bay, and disembark my coffers.
  • To go ashore out of a ship or boat; to leave a train or airplane; to debark.
  • Antonyms

    * embark

    Derived terms

    * disembarkation




  • (copulative) To reach; to get to a certain place.
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  • To obtain a level of success or fame.
  • * 2002 , Donald Cole, Immigrant City: Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1845-1921 (page 58)
  • Evidence that the Irish had arrived socially was the abrupt decline in the number of newspaper articles accusing them of brawling and other crimes.
  • To come; said of time.
  • The time has arrived for us to depart.
  • To happen or occur.
  • * Waller
  • Happy! to whom this glorious death arrives .
  • (archaic) To reach; to come to.
  • * Milton
  • Ere he arrive the happy isle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Ere we could arrive the point proposed.
  • * Tennyson
  • Arrive at last the blessed goal.
  • (obsolete) To bring to shore.
  • * Chapman
  • and made the sea-trod ship arrive them

    Usage notes

    * Additional, nonstandard, and uncommon past tense and past participle are, respectively, arrove and arriven, likely formed by analogy to verbs like drove and driven.


    * depart