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Definition of Rival

Rival

  1. A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
  2. 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.
  3. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
  4. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.
  5. To strive to equal or exel; to emulate.
  6. To be in rivalry.

Rival Quotations

Your sweetheart calls you by another's name. His eyes linger too long on your best friend. He talks with excitement about a girl at work. And the fire catches. Jealousy - that sickening combination of possessiveness, suspicion, rage, and humiliation - can overtake your mind and threaten your very core as you contemplate your rival.
Helen Fisher

One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Abraham Maslow

Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal.
Grace Kelly

Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
Thomas Jefferson
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Rival Translations

rival in Danish is konkurrere
rival in Dutch is meedingen, concurreren, wedijveren
rival in Finnish is kilpailla
rival in German is Rivale, Rivale, Konkurrent
rival in Italian is rivale
rival in Spanish is rival
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