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Definitions of rival

  1. the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. being in competition; "rival suitors"; "competing businesses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. be the rival of, be in competition with; "No city can rival Venice in beauty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One who is in pursuit of the same object as another; one striving to reach or obtain something which another is attempting to obtain, and which one only can posses; a competitor; as, rivals in love; rivals for a crown. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To strive to equal or exel; to emulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be in rivalry. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Rivalry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One who tries to equal or excel another; one striving to obtain something which another is striving for, and which one only can possess. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To strive to equal or excel; to compete with. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Having the same claims; competing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. One pursuing the same object as another: one who strives to equal or excel another: a competitor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Having the same claims: standing in competition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To stand in competition with: to try to gain the same object as another: to try to equal or excel:-pr.p. rivalling; pa.t. and pa.p. rivalled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. One pursuing the same object with another; competitor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Standing in competition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To compete with; try to equal or surpass; equal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To strive to equal or excel; emulate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Standing in competition or emulation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A competitor; an equal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. One who competes with another in any pursuit or strife; a competitor or antagonist. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To stand in competition with; to strive to equal or excel; to emulate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. One who is in pursuit of the same object as another; a competitor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Having the same pretensions or claims. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. To strive to gain the object which another is contending for; to stand in competition with; to emulate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. r[=i]'val, n. one pursuing the same object as another: one who strives to equal or excel another: a competitor.--adj. having the same claims: standing in competition.--v.t. to stand in competition with: to try to gain the same object as another: to try to equal or excel:--pr.p. r[=i]'valling; pa.t. and pa.p. r[=i]'valled.--n. R[=I]'VALESS, a female rival.--adj. R[=I]'VAL-H[=A]T'ING, jealous.--v.i. R[=I]'VALISE, to enter into rivalry.--ns. RIVAL'ITY (Shak.), rivalry, equality in rank or authority; R[=I]'VALRY, act of rivalling: competition: emulation; R[=I]'VALSHIP, emulation. [Fr.,--L. rivalis--rivus, a brook.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Person\'s competitor for some prize (esp. a woman\'s or man\'s love) or in some pursuit or quality (also of things; without a r., unapproached for excellence &c.); hence rivalry (2, 4), rivalship, nn. (Adj.) that is a r. or are rr. (Vb) vie with, be comparable to, seem or claim to be as good &c. as; (rare) be in rivalry. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. n. [Latin] One in pursuit of the same object as another; competitor; emulator; antagonist. Cabinet Dictionary

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