Rival Definition

rīvəl
rivaled, rivaling, rivalled, rivalling, rivals
noun
rivals
A person who tries to get or do the same thing as another, or to equal or surpass another; competitor.
Webster's New World
A person or thing that can equal or surpass another in some way; person or thing that can bear comparison.
Plastics and other rivals of many metals.
Webster's New World
An associate or companion in some duty.
Webster's New World
verb
rivaled, rivaling, rivalled, rivalling, rivals
To try to equal or surpass; compete with.
Webster's New World
To equal in some way; be a match for.
Webster's New World
To be a rival; compete (with)
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
cooperatehelpassistaidsupportbe unequal
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adjective
Acting as a rival; competing.
Webster's New World
Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority.
Rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
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Other Word Forms of Rival

Noun

Singular:
rival
Plural:
rivals

Origin of Rival

  • Latin rīvālis one using the same stream as another, a rival from rīvus stream rei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rÄ«vālis, literally "˜person using the same stream as another', from rÄ«vus (“small stream, brook").

    From Wiktionary

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