Definitions of rival

  1. To strive to equal or excel; emulate.
  2. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.
  3. To strive to equal or exel; to emulate.
  4. To strive to equal or excel; to compete with.
  5. To stand in competition with: to try to gain the same object as another: to try to equal or excel:- pr. p. rivalling; pa. t. and pa. p. rivalled.
  6. To compete with; try to equal or surpass; equal.
  7. To be in rivalry.
  8. To stand in competition with; to strive to equal or excel; to emulate.
  9. To strive to gain the object which another is contending for; to stand in competition with; to emulate.
  10. be the rival of, be in competition with; " we are rivaling for first place in the race"
  11. A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
  12. 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.
  13. One who tries to equal or excel another; one striving to obtain something which another is striving for, and which one only can possess.
  14. One pursuing the same object as another: one who strives to equal or excel another: a competitor.
  15. One pursuing the same object with another; competitor.
  16. A competitor; an equal.
  17. One who competes with another in any pursuit or strife; a competitor or antagonist.
  18. One who is in pursuit of the same object as another; a competitor.
  19. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
  20. Having the same claims; competing.
  21. Having the same claims: standing in competition.
  22. Standing in competition or emulation.
  23. Having the same pretensions or claims.
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