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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Of course, nothing will rival experiencing the live action in the stadium.
In life, always choose a serious rival even if you know you have no chance to win, because a good rival is always a good teacher!
A sale of Gulf Keystone is by no means certain, although it is likely to attract interest from possible buyers including rival oil explorers in the region.
When your enemy falls to the ground, help him to get up! Never let a man in that condition stay on the ground! To help the weak, be it enemy, be it rival, is an honour for you!
This incident shows the problem with the corporate culture in South Korean conglomerates, the mentality of these companies is not 'We're number one' but 'We must take down rival X'.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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