What does rivalry mean?

Definitions for rivalryˈraɪ vəl ri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rivalry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. competition, contention, rivalry(noun)

    the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"


  1. rivalry(Noun)

    The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.

    The Boston Bruins have a longstanding rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rivalry(noun)

    the act of rivaling, or the state of being a rival; a competition


  1. Rivalry

    In economics, rivalry is a characteristic of a good. A good can be placed along a continuum ranging from rivalrous to non-rival. The same characteristic is sometimes referred to as subtractable or non-subtractable. A rival good is a good whose consumption by one consumer prevents simultaneous consumption by other consumers. Put differently, a good is considered non-rival if, for any level of production, the cost of providing it to a marginal individual is zero. Non-rivalry does not imply that the total production costs are low, but that the marginal production costs are zero. In reality, few goods are completely non-rival as rivalry can emerge at certain levels. For instance, road use is non-rival up to a certain capacity, after which congestion means that each additional user decreases speed for others. For that, recent economic theory views rivalry as a continuum, not binary category, where many goods are somewhere between the two extremes of completely rival and completely non-rival. Most tangible goods, both durable and nondurable, are rival goods. A hammer is a durable rival good. One person's use of the hammer presents a significant barrier to others who desire to use that hammer at the same time. However, the first user does not "use up" the hammer, meaning that some rival goods can still be shared through time. An apple is a nondurable rival good: once an apple is eaten, it is "used up" and can no longer be eaten by others. Non-tangible goods can also be rivalrous. Examples include the ownership of radio spectra and domain names. In more general terms, almost all private goods are rivalrous.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rivalry in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rivalry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Muhammad Ali Jinnah:

    There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.

  2. Christopher Griffin:

    There has been a long running rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia … the Saudis see us as an ally, the Iranians see us an adversary – that’s always placed limitations on what they could do to one another.

  3. Bob Dorfman:

    The fight should've happened five years ago, when these two boxers were in their prime, when this could've developed into an (ongoing) rivalry, that it could've been some sort of a franchise that could've built (interest in) the sport.

  4. Maurice Edu:

    The Glasgow rivalry is unique and can not be replicated and you will not see anything like that around the world, but the Sons of Ben also have a unique story in as much as they started before the Philadelphia Union team, they were the catalyst and reason why Philadelphia finally gained an MLS team.

  5. Jill Ellis:

    These are two talented teams with a lot of history and rivalry, and I think it will be a classic matchup, both teams have a lot of the same players from 2011, but that said, this is a different team on a different journey, and I know all 23 players and our staff are tremendously excited for this next challenge.

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