Associations to the word «Rival»

Wiktionary

RIVAL, noun. 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.
RIVAL, noun. Someone or something with similar claims of quality or distinction as another.
RIVAL, noun. (obsolete) One having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
RIVAL, adjective. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority.
RIVAL, verb. (transitive) To oppose or compete with.
RIVAL, verb. To be equal to or to surpass another.
RIVAL, verb. To strive to equal or excel; to emulate.

Dictionary definition

RIVAL, noun. The contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing".
RIVAL, 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".
RIVAL, verb. Be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza