What is rival?

  • (verb): Be the rival of, be in competition with.
    Example: "We are rivaling for first place in the race"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A rival is a person, team, company, or other organization competing against another person or team, etc.

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List Of Anachronism (game) Sets - Set 6
... Set 6 was also the first set to feature the "rival" designation ... Though becoming a rival does nothing in and of itself, certain cards key off your warrior having a rival ...
Rival - Other Uses
... Aeros Rival, a Ukrainian competition paraglider Rivals in sports (see List of sports rivalries) Rivals.com, a network of United States-based sports Web sites with a ...
Sonnet 78 - Rival Poet
... Main article Rival Poet "Shakespeare’s sonnets 78-86 concern the Speaker’s rivalry with other poets and especially with one ‘better spirit’ who is ‘lea ... In Sonnet 78 we find out about a rival who is male and a poet and whose entry initiates an episode of jealousy that comes to a close in only Sonnet 86 These sonnets are ... The rival poet sonnets include three primary players the fair youth, the rival poet, and the lady who is desired by both men ...
Lebanon High School (New Hampshire) - Rival
... Lebanon's long-time rival is Hanover High School, in the neighboring town. ...
Sonnet 86 - Synopsis
... The Rival Poet's literary talent is again compared to a great ship in full sail (as in sonnet 80) seeking to capture the youth's beauty like a prize ... The poet is unable to articulate his thoughts, but it was not the rival poet, nor other writers, nor the guiding spirits that inspire them ... But the fact that the youth's face fills the verse of the rival, weakens the poet ...

More definitions of "rival":

  • (verb): Be equal to in quality or ability.
    Example: "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"
    Synonyms: equal, touch, match

Famous quotes containing the word rival:

    The standards of His Majesty’s taste made all those ladies who aspired to his favour, and who were near the Statutable size, strain and swell themselves, like the frogs in the fable, to rival and bulk and dignity of the ox. Some succeeded, and others burst.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Be sure he has a rival in thy love,
    For without contest love shall not endure.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

    O suns and skies and clouds of June,
    And flowers of June together,
    Ye cannot rival for one hour
    October’s bright blue weather.
    Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885)