[ adjective ] being in competition
"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 .
[ verb ] be equal to in quality or ability;
"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 .
[ noun ] (games) the contestant you hope to defeat
"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 .