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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

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

Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
John Boyd Orr

The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival.
Ida B. Wells

When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
George William Russell
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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