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, contender(verb)

    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, 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"

  3. rival(verb)

    be the rival of, be in competition with

    "we are rivaling for first place in the race"

Wiktionary

  1. rival(Noun)

    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. rival(Noun)

    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. rival(Verb)

    To oppose or compete with.

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

  4. rival(Verb)

    To equal to or surpass another.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rival(noun)

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

  2. Rival(noun)

    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. Rival(adj)

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

  4. Rival(verb)

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

  5. Rival(verb)

    to strive to equal or exel; to emulate

  6. Rival(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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. President Obama:

    Time and again this election, Jeb Bush has been outshone by more charismatic candidates. On Monday, there was a slight variation on the story. Once again, Jeb was outdone by a much more talented politician, but this time, it was a backer and not a rival: Jeb’s big brother George W. Bush. It was the former president’s first appearance on the campaign trail this cycle, and it came just a few days before the South Carolina Republican primary, which is shaping up to be a make-or-break moment for Jeb. President Bush, along with his wife Laura and Senator Lindsey Graham, helped pack 3,000 people in for a rally in North Charleston. It’s proof that his popularity endures in South Carolina, but it’s too early to tell whether that popularity will prove transferrable.

  2. Philip Mudd:

    Short term, they may win, the long-term solution for Iraq may not be a unified state if the only message they (Sunnis in Anbar province) get is either join ISIS, which will behead you, or support the government, which brings in rival Shia militias to oust the Sunnis. It's a very difficult political situation.

  3. Cameron McEvoy:

    Tonight's going to be amazing, it definitely shows that the standard of international heats swimming has improved but I believe that's no indication of the potential they( rival swimmers) have.

  4. Amanda Rives:

    We are seeing and hearing that increasing numbers of girls are getting married and coupled to seek protection from gang violence and intimation from gangs, being in a couple with a gang member may give the girl and her family some level of protection from one gang, but may leave them more vulnerable to rival gangs.

  5. 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.

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Translations for rival

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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
  • rival, rivaliserFrench
  • rivális, rivalizál, verseng, vetélytársHungarian
  • lawan, penentang, musunIndonesian
  • rivale, competitore, competere, antagonista, avversario, rivaleggiare, pariItalian
  • 敵, ライバルJapanese
  • მეტოქე, რაყიფიGeorgian
  • aemulumLatin
  • taumāhekehekeMāori
  • tegenstander, vijand, rivaal, concurentDutch
  • adversário, competidor, rivalPortuguese
  • rivalRomanian
  • противник, конкурентка, равный, соперничать, соперник, соперница, противница, конкурент, конкурироватьRussian
  • benzer, rakip, eş, denk, emsalTurkish

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