Definition Of rival


a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity.

he has no serious rival for the job

compete for superiority with; be or seem to be equal or comparable to.

the efficiency of the Bavarians rivals that of the Viennese

Example Of rival

  • At one time Ani had a population of over 100,000, rivalling Baghdad and Constantinople.

  • Bryan is usually out to beat Vincent, basically because they're rivals and always competing with each other.

  • But now I really do need their help in one very big gang battle between our rival and two other gangs.

  • But the album stops someway short of rivalling the classic status of its predecessor due to the fact that certain tracks feel as though the band are on auto-pilot.

  • But when a rival dad challenges his title, it leads to a roadside competition of epic proportions.

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