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ri·val

 (rī′vəl)
n.
1. One who attempts to equal or surpass another, or who pursues the same object as another; a competitor.
2. One that equals or almost equals another in a particular respect: She is his rival in sarcasm.
3. Obsolete A companion or an associate in a particular duty.
v. ri·valed, ri·val·ing, ri·vals or ri·valled or ri·val·ling
v.tr.
1. To attempt to equal or surpass.
2. To be the equal of; match: "They achieved more than they had ever dreamed, lending a magic to their family story that no tale of ordinary life could possibly rival" (Doris Kearns Goodwin).
v.intr.
To be a competitor or rival; compete.

[Latin rīvālis, one using the same stream as another, a rival, from rīvus, stream; see rei- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: rival, compete, vie
These verbs mean to seek to equal or surpass another. Rival is the most general: "His ambition led him to rival the career of Edmund Burke" (Henry Adams).
To compete is to contend with another or others to attain a goal, as a victory in a contest: Local hardware stores can't compete with discount outlets. Vie, often interchangeable with compete, sometimes stresses the challenge implicit in rivalry: The top three students vied for the title of valedictorian.

rival

(ˈraɪvəl)
n
1.
a. a person, organization, team, etc, that competes with another for the same object or in the same field
b. (as modifier): rival suitors; a rival company.
2. a person or thing that is considered the equal of another or others: she is without rival in the field of economics.
vb (tr) , -vals, -valling or -valled, -vals, -valing or -valed
3. to be the equal or near equal of: an empire that rivalled Rome.
4. to try to equal or surpass; compete with in rivalry
[C16: from Latin rīvalis, literally: one who shares the same brook, from rīvus a brook]

ri•val

(ˈraɪ vəl)

n., adj., v. -valed, -val•ing (esp. Brit.) -valled, -val•ling. n.
1. a person who seeks to achieve the same object or goal as another or who tries to equal or outdo another; competitor.
2. a person or thing that can dispute another's preeminence or superiority; equal; peer.
3. Obs. a companion in duty.
adj.
4. competing or standing in rivalry: rival businesses.
v.t.
5. to prove to be a worthy rival of: rivaled the others in skill.
6. to equal (something) as if engaged in a rivalry; match; emulate.
7. to compete with in rivalry.
v.i.
8. to engage in rivalry; compete.
[1570–80; < Latin rīvālis orig., one who uses a stream in common with another =rīv(us) stream + -ālis -al1]

rival


Past participle: rivalled
Gerund: rivalling

Imperative
rival
rival
Present
I rival
you rival
he/she/it rivals
we rival
you rival
they rival
Preterite
I rivalled
you rivalled
he/she/it rivalled
we rivalled
you rivalled
they rivalled
Present Continuous
I am rivalling
you are rivalling
he/she/it is rivalling
we are rivalling
you are rivalling
they are rivalling
Present Perfect
I have rivalled
you have rivalled
he/she/it has rivalled
we have rivalled
you have rivalled
they have rivalled
Past Continuous
I was rivalling
you were rivalling
he/she/it was rivalling
we were rivalling
you were rivalling
they were rivalling
Past Perfect
I had rivalled
you had rivalled
he/she/it had rivalled
we had rivalled
you had rivalled
they had rivalled
Future
I will rival
you will rival
he/she/it will rival
we will rival
you will rival
they will rival
Future Perfect
I will have rivalled
you will have rivalled
he/she/it will have rivalled
we will have rivalled
you will have rivalled
they will have rivalled
Future Continuous
I will be rivalling
you will be rivalling
he/she/it will be rivalling
we will be rivalling
you will be rivalling
they will be rivalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rivalling
you have been rivalling
he/she/it has been rivalling
we have been rivalling
you have been rivalling
they have been rivalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rivalling
you will have been rivalling
he/she/it will have been rivalling
we will have been rivalling
you will have been rivalling
they will have been rivalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rivalling
you had been rivalling
he/she/it had been rivalling
we had been rivalling
you had been rivalling
they had been rivalling
Conditional
I would rival
you would rival
he/she/it would rival
we would rival
you would rival
they would rival
Past Conditional
I would have rivalled
you would have rivalled
he/she/it would have rivalled
we would have rivalled
you would have rivalled
they would have rivalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rival - the contestant you hope to defeatrival - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
champ, champion, title-holder - someone who has won first place in a competition
comer - someone with a promising future
finalist - a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
foe, enemy - a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
favourite, front-runner, favorite - a competitor thought likely to win
world-beater, king, queen - a competitor who holds a preeminent position
runner-up, second best - the competitor who finishes second
scratch - a competitor who has withdrawn from competition
semifinalist - one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination
street fighter - a contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods
tier - any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
tilter - someone who engages in a tilt or joust
Verb1.rival - 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"
equalise, equalize, equate, equal, match - make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
compete, vie, contend - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
2.rival - be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race"
compete, vie, contend - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
outrival, outvie - be more of a rival than

rival

noun
1. opponent, competitor, contender, challenger, contestant, adversary, antagonist, emulator He finished two seconds ahead of his rival.
opponent friend, ally, supporter, helper, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal)
2. equal, match, fellow, equivalent, peer, compeer He is a pastry chef without rival.
verb
1. compete with, match, equal, oppose, compare with, contend, come up to, emulate, vie with, measure up to, be a match for, bear comparison with, seek to displace Cassettes cannot rival the sound quality of CDs.
adjective
1. competing, conflicting, opposed, opposing, competitive, emulating It would be no use having two rival companies.

rival

nounverb
1. To come near, as in quality or amount:
2. To strive against (others) for victory:
Translations
مُنَافِسمُنافِس، مُتَنافِسيُنافِس، يُباري
soksoupeřsoupeřícísoupeřit-yně
rivalrivaliserendekonkurrentkonkurrerende
kilpailevakilpailija
suparničkisuparnik
riválisrivalizálversengvetekszikvetélytárs
keppa viîkeppinautur
競争する競争相手
경쟁 상대경쟁하는
konkuruojantisrungtyniaujantis
būt pārākamkonkurentskonkurētsacenstiessāncensis
konkurentkonkurovaťrival
konkurenčennasprotentekmec
rivalrivaliserande
คู่แข่งที่เป็นคู่แข่งกัน
rakipaşık atmakile boy ölçüşmek
cạnh tranhđối thủ

rival

[ˈraɪvəl]
A. ADJ [team, firm] → rival, contrario; [claim, attraction] → competidor
B. Nrival mf, contrario/a m/f
to be sb's closest rivalser el rival más cercano de algn
C. VTcompetir con, rivalizar con

rival

[ˈraɪvəl]
n
(gen)rival(e) m/f
(in business)concurrent(e) m/f
adj
[gangs, factions, groups, leaders, parties] → rival(e)
a rival gang → une bande rivale
[company, firm] → rival(e), concurrent(e); [bid, offer] → rival(e)
a rival company → une société concurrente
vtégaler
to rival sb/sth in sth → rivaliser avec qn/qch de qch
to be rivalled only by sth → n'avoir d'égal(e) que qch
His stupidity is rivalled only by his meanness → Sa bêtise n'a d'égale que son avarice.
French cooking is rivalled only by the cuisine of China → Seule la cuisine chinoise peut rivaliser avec la cuisine française.

rival

n
(= competitor)Rivale m, → Rivalin f(for um, to für); (in love also) → Nebenbuhler(in) m(f) (old); (Comm) → Konkurrent(in) m(f)
(= equal) this collection of paintings has few rivals in the worlddiese Gemäldesammlung hat in der Welt kaum ihresgleichen
adj groups, fans, leadersrivalisierend; claims, plans, attractionkonkurrierend; rival firmKonkurrenzfirma f; rival bidKonkurrenzangebot nt; rival candidateGegenkandidat(in) m(f); rival supporters (Sport) → Anhänger(innen) plder gegnerischen Mannschaft
vt (in love, for affections) → rivalisieren mit; (Comm) → konkurrieren mit; he can’t rival her in intelligenceer kann sich mit ihr in Bezug auf Intelligenz nicht messen; his achievements rival even yoursseine Leistungen können sich sogar mit deinen messen; I can’t rival thatda kann ich nicht mithalten; to rival something in significanceeiner Sache (dat)die Bedeutung streitig machen

rival

[ˈraɪvl]
1. adj (team) → rivale; (firm) → concorrente; (claim, attraction) → in concorrenza
2. n (see adj) → rivale m/f, concorrente m/f
3. vtrivaleggiare con
to rival sb/sth in → competere con qn/qc in

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.

rival

مُنَافِس konkurenční, soupeř rival, rivaliserende konkurrierend, Rivale ανταγωνιστής, ανταγωνιστικός rival kilpaileva, kilpailija rival suparnički, suparnik rivale 競争する, 競争相手 경쟁 상대, 경쟁하는 rivaal, rivaliserend konkurrerende, rival rywal, rywalizujący rival соперник, соперничающий rival, rivaliserande คู่แข่ง, ที่เป็นคู่แข่งกัน rakip cạnh tranh, đối thủ 对手, 对手的
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My rivals may, even now, be on their way to Honduras
A dozen rivals of Thompson's Saloon had sprung up along the narrow main street.
At this juncture, the Pequod's keel had shot by the three German boats last lowered; but from the great start he had had, Derick's boat still led the chase, though every moment neared by his foreign rivals.
So guileless was he, and ignorant of the nature of business, that he did not even realize that he had become an employee of Brown's, and that Brown and Durham were supposed by all the world to be deadly rivals--were even required to be deadly rivals by the law of the land, and ordered to try to ruin each other under penalty of fine and imprisonment!
She was only fair in Latin or French grammar, but when it came to translation, her freedom, her choice of words, and her sympathetic understanding of the spirit of the text made her the delight of her teachers and the despair of her rivals.
Lucy made room for her with ready attention, and the two fair rivals were thus seated side by side at the same table, and, with the utmost harmony, engaged in forwarding the same work.
The Rivals' is the play, papa -- 'The Rivals,' by the famous what's-his-name -- and they want ME to act
Now both the princes offered me good things, each of them promising more than the other, as two young men who are rivals promise to the father of a girl whom both would wed.
Thus saying rose The Monarch, and prevented all reply, Prudent, least from his resolution rais'd Others among the chief might offer now (Certain to be refus'd) what erst they feard; And so refus'd might in opinion stand His rivals, winning cheap the high repute Which he through hazard huge must earn.
Stand forth distinguish'd from the circling crowd, Ye who by skill or manly force may claim, Your rivals to surpass and merit fame.
Just as Morse, who was the sole inventor of the American telegraph in 1837, was confronted by sixty-two rivals in 1838, so Bell, who was the sole inventor in 1876, found himself two years later almost mobbed by the "Tichborne claimants" of the telephone.
This great cement of society, which will diffuse itself almost wholly through the channels of the particular governments, independent of all other causes of influence, would insure them so decided an empire over their respective citizens as to render them at all times a complete counterpoise, and, not unfrequently, dangerous rivals to the power of the Union.