• A competitor (person, team, company, etc.) with the same goal as another, or striving to attain the same thing. Defeating a rival may be a primary or necessary goal of a competitor.
  • Someone or something with similar claims of quality or distinction as another.
  • One having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.


  • Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority.


  • To oppose or compete with.
  • To be equal to, or match, or to surpass another.
  • To strive to equal or excel; to emulate.


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  • From Latin rīvālis, from rīvus.

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