Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rival or opponent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rival; a competitor.
  • noun A companion.
  • Having contending claims; emulous.
  • To rival; pretend to equal.
  • To pretend to be equal; compete.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival; also, a companion.
  • adjective rare Having rivaling claims; emulous; in rivalry.
  • verb rare To compete with; to rival.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival.
  • noun A companion.
  • adjective Having rivaling claims; emulous; in rivalry.
  • verb To compete with; to rival

Etymologies

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

[French, from Latin corrīvālis : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + rīvālis, rival; see rival.]

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