rivalry


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Related to rivalry: Sibling rivalry

ri·val·ry

 (rī′vəl-rē)
n. pl. ri·val·ries
1. The act of competing or emulating.
2. The state or condition of being a rival.

rivalry

(ˈraɪvəlrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. the act of rivalling; competition
2. the state of being a rival or rivals
ˈrivalrous adj

ri•val•ry

(ˈraɪ vəl ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the condition of being a rival or rivals; competition; antagonism.
2. an instance of this.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rivalry - the act of competing as for profit or a prizerivalry - the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
group action - action taken by a group of people
contest - a struggle between rivals

rivalry

noun competition, competitiveness, vying, opposition, struggle, conflict, contest, contention, duel, antagonism, emulation He had a lot of rivalry with his brother.

rivalry

noun
A vying with others for victory or supremacy:
Translations
تَنَافُسمُنافَسَه، تَنافُس
rivalita
rivaliseringkonkurrence
keskinäinen kilpailu
suparništvo
競争
경쟁
rivalita
rivalitet
การแข่งขัน
sự ganh đua

rivalry

[ˈraɪvəlrɪ] Nrivalidad f, competencia f
to enter into rivalry with sbempezar a competir con algn

rivalry

[ˈraɪvəlri] n
(between people, organizations)rivalité f
friendly rivalry → rivalité f amicale sibling rivalry
(between companies)concurrence f, rivalité f

rivalry

nRivalität f; (Comm) → Konkurrenzkampf m

rivalry

[ˈraɪvlrɪ] nrivalità f inv; (in business) → concorrenza

rival

(ˈraivəl) noun
a person etc who tries to compete with another; a person who wants the same thing as someone else. For students of English, this dictionary is without a rival; The two brothers are rivals for the girl next door – they both want to marry her; (also adjective) rival companies; rival teams.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈrivalled , (American) ˈrivaled
to (try to) be as good as someone or something else. He rivals his brother as a chess-player; Nothing rivals football for excitement and entertainment.
ˈrivalryplural ˈrivalries noun
the state of or an instance of being rivals. the rivalry/rivalries between business companies.

rivalry

تَنَافُس rivalita rivalisering Rivalität αντιπαλότητα rivalidad keskinäinen kilpailu rivalité suparništvo rivalità 競争 경쟁 rivaliteit rivalisering rywalizacja rivalidade соперничество rivalitet การแข่งขัน rekabet sự ganh đua 竞争

ri·val·ry

n. rivalidad; competencia.

rivalry

n rivalidad f; sibling — rivalidad entre hermanos, rivalidad fraterna
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But when the field became thin by the numbers on either side who had yielded themselves vanquished, had been compelled to the extremity of the lists, or been otherwise rendered incapable of continuing the strife, the Templar and the Disinherited Knight at length encountered hand to hand, with all the fury that mortal animosity, joined to rivalry of honour, could inspire.
She was represented as the victim of a rivalry between the two brothers; and nobody suspected what had really happened, nobody understood that, as Raoul and Christine had both disappeared, both had withdrawn far from the world to enjoy a happiness which they would not have cared to make public after the inexplicable death of Count Philippe.
This unparalleled telephone system of New York grew up without having at any time the rivalry of competition.
Now you must know that there had long been a friendly rivalry in Robin Hood's band as to who was the best shot, next after Robin himself.
Thus, if the two old bachelors had not been kept asunder by the two political systems of which they each offered a living expression, their private rivalry would still have made them enemies.
Her prize consisted in a male about four feet tall, very strong and physically perfect; also, he learned quickly, and we had considerable amusement, at least I did, over the keen rivalry we displayed.
They must therefore hasten to unload the galleons before the arrival of the combined fleet; and time would not have failed them had not a miserable question of rivalry suddenly arisen.
This position occasioned some rivalry among the women and they finally decided upon Madame Aubain's yard.
It is worthy of mention that wherever there are several wives of free trappers in a camp, the keenest rivalry exists between them, to the sore detriment of their husbands' purses.
His foibles - faults if you like - will never be dwelt upon in any memorandum of mine," he declares, and goes on - "he whose splendid and matchless achievements will be remembered with admiration while there is gratitude in the hearts of Britons, or while a ship floats upon the ocean; he whose example on the breaking out of the war gave so chivalrous an impulse to the younger men of the service that all rushed into rivalry of daring which disdained every warning of prudence, and led to acts of heroic enterprise which tended greatly to exalt the glory of our nation.
Between him and the Leather-Stocking there had long existed a jealous rivalry on the point of skill with the rifle.
Since rivalry between the sisters had ceased, they had been gradually recovering much of their former good understanding; and were at least sufficiently friends to make each of them exceedingly glad to be with the other at such a time.