Meaning of rival
Pronunciation: (rī'vul), [key]
— n., adj., v., -valed, -val•ing -valled, -val•ling.
- a person who is competing for the same object or goal as another, or who tries to equal or outdo another; competitor.
- a person or thing that is in a position to dispute another's preeminence or superiority: a stadium without a rival.
- a companion in duty.
- competing or standing in rivalry: rival suitors; rival businesses.
- to compete with in rivalry: strive to win from, equal, or outdo.
- to prove to be a worthy rival of: He soon rivaled the others in skill.
- to equal (something) as if in carrying on a rivalry: The Hudson rivals any European river in beauty.
- to engage in rivalry; compete.
- rival (Thesaurus)