What does rival mean?

Definitions for rival
ˈraɪ vəlri·val

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contenderverb

    the contestant you hope to defeat

    "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

  2. equal, touch, rival, matchverb

    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"

  3. rivalverb

    be the rival of, be in competition with

    "we are rivaling for first place in the race"

Wiktionary

  1. rivalnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From rivalis, literally ‘person using the same stream as another’, from rivus.

  2. rivalnoun

    Someone or something with similar claims of quality or distinction as another.

    As a social historian, he has no rival.

    Etymology: From rivalis, literally ‘person using the same stream as another’, from rivus.

  3. rivalverb

    To oppose or compete with.

    Etymology: From rivalis, literally ‘person using the same stream as another’, from rivus.

  4. rivalverb

    To equal to or surpass another.

    Etymology: From rivalis, literally ‘person using the same stream as another’, from rivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rivalnoun

    a person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner

  2. Rivalnoun

    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

  3. Rivaladjective

    having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions

  4. Rivalverb

    to stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love

  5. Rivalverb

    to strive to equal or exel; to emulate

  6. Rivalverb

    to be in rivalry

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rival

    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. rivalisrivus, a brook.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rival' in Nouns Frequency: #1593

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rival' in Adjectives Frequency: #825

Anagrams for rival »

  1. Avril, viral

  2. Avril

  3. Viral

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rival in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rival in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of rival in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Rogoyski:

    Space is primarily about intellectual property. It's aspirational, very high-tech, very extreme technology that takes a long time to develop, a cyber attack to steal from an industry rival can be a huge time-saver.

  2. Margrethe Vestager:

    We know from our monitoring there's been a steady increase in the numbers over the last few months. The most recent figures show at least one rival appears in about one-third of new shopping boxes as compared to 15 percent of the shopping boxes back in March, similarly the share of clicks of products of rivals in Google shopping boxes also increased from 2.5 percent in February to 6.1 percent now. It's still too early to draw conclusions. We will continue our active monitoring and talk to market participants.

  3. Kevin Garcia:

    We played for rival leagues growing up.

  4. Lo Chih-cheng:

    Her nomination indicates the unity of the KMT, closing the gap between her and the DPP( Democratic Progressive Party) rival, hung embraces the.

  5. Ryan Berg:

    I can picture a scenario under which there are issues regarding to whom the armed forces and national police are loyal, in the case there are rival claims to being placeholder president of the country.

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  • منافسArabic
  • съперница, противник, противница, съперникBulgarian
  • rivalCatalan, Valencian
  • sok, rival, soupeřCzech
  • Rivale, Konkurrent, GegnerGerman
  • αντίπαλος, ανταγωνιστής, ανταγωνίζομαι, παραβγαίνωGreek
  • rivaloEsperanto
  • rivalSpanish
  • رقیبPersian
  • kilpailija, kilpaillaFinnish
  • rivaliser, rivalFrench
  • vetélytárs, rivális, rivalizál, versengHungarian
  • musun, penentang, lawanIndonesian
  • rivale, competitore, competere, antagonista, avversario, rivaleggiare, pariItalian
  • 敵, ライバルJapanese
  • რაყიფი, მეტოქეGeorgian
  • aemulumLatin
  • taumāhekehekeMāori
  • concurent, rivaal, tegenstander, vijandDutch
  • rival, adversário, competidorPortuguese
  • rivalRomanian
  • соперничать, равный, конкурировать, конкурент, конкурентка, противница, противник, соперница, соперникRussian
  • eş, denk, emsal, benzer, rakipTurkish

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. defiant
    • B. tacky
    • C. foreordained
    • D. extroversive

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