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Definition of rivale

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1. rival [ a ] being in competition
Examples: "rival suitors" "competing businesses"

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Ryne_Duren and Roland_Sheldon , a rookie righthander who posted a 15 - 1 record last year for the Yanks ' Auburn ( N.Y. ) farm_club of the Class - D New_York-Pennsylvania_League , are the probable rival pitchers .

Synonyms rival competing Related Terms competitive

2. rival [ v ] be equal to in quality or ability;
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor...)

Soon her purring rivaled the chirping of the tree_crickets , rivaled the hum of voices from inside the Pod .

Soon her purring rivaled the chirping of the tree_crickets , rivaled the hum of voices from inside the Pod .

(Newark Evening News...)

The New_English_Bible ( the Old_Testament and Apocrypha will be published at a future date ) has not been planned to rival or replace the King_James_Version , but , as its cover states , it is offered `` simply as the Bible to all those who will use it in reading , teaching , or worship '' .

(Robert Deardorff, "Step by Step Through Istanbul"...)

Near the end of the Hippodrome I came_upon the Built Column , a truncated obelisk of blocks , all that remains of a monument that once rivalled the Colossus of Rhodes .

Synonyms match rival touch equal Related Terms compete equal peer

3. rival [ n ] the contestant you hope to defeat
Examples: "he had respect for his rivals" "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

Used in print:

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

Fear of the competition - always a great motivating force in the American economy - makes retailers who do not have suburban operations exaggerate both the volume and the profitability of their rival 's shiny new branches .

Synonyms competitor rival competition contender challenger Related Terms contestant champion runner-up foe comer king street_fighter semifinalist front-runner tier finalist tilter compete

4. rival [ v ] be the rival of, be in competition with
Examples: "No city can rival Venice in beauty"

Synonyms rival Related Terms compete outrival

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