from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation: an older pupil whose accomplishments and style I emulated.
- transitive v. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
- transitive v. Computer Science To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and achieve the same results as the imitated system.
- adj. Obsolete Ambitious; emulous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To attempt to equal or be the same as.
- v. To copy or imitate, especially a person.
- v. To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy.
- v. of a program or device: to imitate another program or device
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous.
- transitive v. To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strive to equal or excel in qualities or actions; vie or compete with the character, condition, or performance of; rival imitatively or competitively: as, to emulate good or bad examples; to emulate one's friend or an ancient author.
- To be a match or counterpart for; imitate; resemble.
- To envy.
- Emulative; eager to equal or excel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software
- v. strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
- v. compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with
Latin aemulārī, aemulāt-, from aemulus, emulous; see emulous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin aemulātiō ("strive"). (Wiktionary)