arrivant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From arrive +‎ -ant or French arrivant

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arrivant (plural arrivants)

  1. A person who is arriving or has just arrived.
    Synonym: arrival
    The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy by Kamau Brathwaite (1973)
    • 1854, Emma Robinson, Westminster Abbey; or, The Days of the Reformation, London: John Mortimer, Volume 1, Chapter 6, p. 146,[1]
      Altogether the new arrivant had the air of some desperate adventurer []
    • 1991, Ben Okri, The Famished Road, London: Jonathan Cape, Section 2, Book 6, Chapter 14,[2]
      [] the beggars, looking up with the bright faces of arrivants, turned into our compound-front.
    • 1998, Howard Norman, The Museum Guard, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, p. 242,[3]
      [He] finally gave up any hope that a bellhop would actually help an arrivant or somebody about to leave the hotel with their luggage.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

arrivant

  1. present participle of arriver

Adjective[edit]

arrivant (feminine singular arrivante, masculine plural arrivants, feminine plural arrivantes)

  1. arriving
  2. incoming

Noun[edit]

arrivant m (plural arrivants, feminine arrivante)

  1. arriver (one who arrives)

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