rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender(verb)
the contestant you hope to defeat
"he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
equal, touch, rival, match(verb)
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"
be the rival of, be in competition with
"we are rivaling for first place in the race"
A competitor (person, team, company, etc.) who is well known to another and has similar skills and achievements. Defeating a rival may be a primary or necessary goal of a competitor.
Chris is my biggest rival in the 400m.
Someone or something with similar claims of quality or distinction as another.
As a social historian, he has no rival.
To oppose or compete with.
To equal to or surpass another.
Origin: From rivalis, literally ‘person using the same stream as another’, from rivus.
a person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner
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
having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions
to stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love
to strive to equal or exel; to emulate
to be in rivalry
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rī′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. rī′valling; pa.t. and pa.p. rī′valled.—n. Rī′valess, a female rival.—adj. Rī′val-hāt′ing, jealous.—v.i. Rī′valise, to enter into rivalry.—ns. Rival′ity (Shak.), rivalry, equality in rank or authority; Rī′valry, act of rivalling: competition: emulation; Rī′valship, emulation. [Fr.,—L. rivalis—rivus, a brook.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'rival' in Nouns Frequency: #1593
Rank popularity for the word 'rival' in Adjectives Frequency: #825
The numerical value of rival in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of rival in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- съперница, противник, противница, съперникBulgarian
- rivalCatalan, Valencian
- sok, rival, soupeřCzech
- Rivale, Konkurrent, GegnerGerman
- αντίπαλος, ανταγωνιστής, ανταγωνίζομαι, παραβγαίνωGreek
- kilpailija, kilpaillaFinnish
- rival, rivaliserFrench
- rivális, rivalizál, verseng, vetélytársHungarian
- lawan, penentang, musunIndonesian
- rivale, competitore, competere, antagonista, avversario, rivaleggiare, pariItalian
- 敵, ライバルJapanese
- მეტოქე, რაყიფიGeorgian
- tegenstander, vijand, rivaal, concurentDutch
- adversário, competidor, rivalPortuguese
- противник, конкурентка, равный, соперничать, соперник, соперница, противница, конкурент, конкурироватьRussian
- benzer, rakip, eş, denk, emsalTurkish
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