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. Peter Navarro:

    We are dealing with a strategic rival -- and they are trying to buckle our knees.

  2. Velina Tchakarova:

    Donald Trump considers the EU, especially Germany, an economic and trade rival, which means tensions can be expected in the case Donald Trump gets a second term.

  3. Barry Schwartz:

    It's hard to see a rival offer. It makes the most sense.

  4. Publisher Adrian Binks:

    A lot will want to remain invested in the business. You won't find a better place to put your money at the moment, we are clearly focused on trying to take market share from our main rival (Platts) and we’re going to under the new ownership structure be a lot more aggressive and forceful in doing that.

  5. Superintendent Garry McCarthy:

    We're going to go in and destroy that gang and, by the way, the rival gang, too.

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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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