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Rival meaning

rival - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. be the rival of, be in competition with; " we are rivaling for first place in the race"
  2. 2. A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
  5. 5. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.
  6. 6. To strive to equal or exel; to emulate.
  7. 7. To be in rivalry.
  8. 8. One pursuing the same object with another; competitor.
  9. 9. Standing in competition.
  10. 10. To compete with; try to equal or surpass; equal.

rival - examples of usage

  1. The next bear that comes along, seeking perhaps to win the mate of his rival and following her trail, sees the challenge and measures his height and reach in the same way, against the same tree. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. I scarce know whether I am acting from sympathy and a desire to rescue another victim from his power; or jealousy, and an eagerness to remove too powerful a rival!" - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. He was returning that very night to his lodgings, full of this excellent determination, when, in a shadowy part of the road, he passed a person whom he recognized, by his height and form, for his rival: he was going in the direction of the tower. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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