Associations to the word «Rival»


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

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn