from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A principal rival.

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  • n. A chief rival. The term is generally applied only to rivals who have competed against each other for at least a few years.


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arch- +‎ rival


  • Don't be grumbling that the only thing that came between your team and a bitter loss to your archrival was the good fortune of a muffed punt. Homepage

  • But it also represents an exit from 12 markets where economies of scale no longer made sense, including Atlanta, Kansas City, Cleveland and Phoenix, where only a few outlying suburban stores will remain open Industry analysts said the closures would almost certainly benefit competitors such as archrival Best Buy Co., the nation's largest electronics chain by sales, and hurt sales at surviving Circuit City stores due to consumer fears that stores won't be there long enough to honor warranties or accept returns.

    Circuit City Braces for Dismal Holiday

  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s net income nearly doubled in the first quarter, but in most respects the chip maker failed to match the latest financial performance of archrival Intel Corp.

    AMD's Financial Results Fail to Match Intel

  • That deal was also opposed by French retailer Groupe Casino,an archrival of Carrefour, which jointly controls CBD along with Abilio Diniz , CBD's chairman and 74-year-old billionaire.

    Wal-Mart Again Eyes Carrefour's Brazil Unit

  • The second-largest U.S. online travel agent by revenue will announce on Tuesday that it will handle online hotel bookings for Eurostar International, nabbing the private-label contract from archrival Expedia Inc.

    Orbitz Eyes Rails in Europe

  • Following the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai by Pakistani militants and the resulting spike in tensions with archrival India, the Taliban offered to fight alongside Pakistan's army in the event of war.

    Taliban Say They Won't Hit Nuclear Arsenal

  • It's hard not to cheer for Eli's Big Brother, and I admired Tony Dungy too; a much classier coach than his archrival, Evil Little Bill.

    Playoffs, Round Two

  • Quick Hit: Roy Williams capitalized on his most recent national championship, won out for the most prized recruit in the class and severely damaged archrival Duke in the process.

    Recruiting rankings: Memphis, UNC and Ohio State out front

  • Her ties to Pakistan's archrival have landed her in controversy in the past.

    Veena Malik, Pakistan Model, Poses Nude, Causes Fury

  • Johnson & Johnson 's insistence on enforcing a non-compete agreement to keep senior executive Michael Mahoney from joining archrival Boston Scientific Corp. as chief executive led to unusual employment terms at the medical device maker, according to people familiar with the matter.

    J&J Puts Squeeze on Rival's Hiring


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