Crossword clues for rival
- The contestant you hope to defeat
- Pepsi vis-
- Coke vis-
- Messala, to Ben-Hur
- Salieri, to Mozart
- Yale, to Harvard
- Richard III, to Henry VII
- One eager to compete and defeat
- One of a Sheridan pair
- Dryden's "The ___ Ladies"
- Giant, to a Dodger
- Be a match for
- Eton, to Harrow
- Arch competitor
- Alfredo, to Baron Douphol
- Contend with
- Burger King, to McDonald's
- Letterman, to Leno
- Coke vis-Г -vis Pepsi
- Another suitor
- Paris, to Romeo
- Play against
- Compete with
- Try to beat
- Ken-L Ration competitor
- Pepsi vis-Г -vis Coke
- Nearby school, maybe
- Coke, to Pepsi
- One in a love triangle, maybe
- Fischer, to Spassky, e.g.
- Lakers, to Celtics, e.g.
- Opposite corner in a romantic triangle
- Navratilova, to 45-Across, e.g.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rival \Ri"val\, v. i.
To be in rivalry. [Obs.]
Rival \Ri"val\, a. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
The strenuous conflicts and alternate victories of two
rival confederacies of statesmen.
Rival \Ri"val\, n. [F. rival (cf. It. rivale), L. rivales two neigbors having the same brook in common, rivals, fr. rivalis belonging to a brook, fr. rivus a brook. Cf. Rivulet, Rete.]
A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner. [Obs.]
If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus, The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.
One who is in pursuit of the same object as another; one striving to reach or obtain something which another is attempting to obtain, and which one only can posses; a competitor; as, rivals in love; rivals for a crown.
Note: ``Rivals, in the primary sense of the word, are those who dwell on the banks of the same stream. But since, as all experience shows, there is no such fruitful source of coutention as a water right, it would continually happen that these occupants of the opposite banks would be at strife with one another in regard of the periods during which they severally had a right to the use of the stream . . . And thus 'rivals' . . . came to be used of any who were on any grounds in more or less unfriendly competition with one another.''
Syn: Competitor; emulator; antagonist.
Rival \Ri"val\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rivaledor Rivalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Rivaling or Rivalling.]
To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.
To strive to equal or exel; to emulate.
To rival thunder in its rapid course.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, from Latin rivalis "a rival, adversary in love; neighbor," originally, "of the same brook," from rivus "brook" (see rivulet). "One who is in pursuit of the same object as another." The sense evolution seems to be based on the competitiveness of neighbors: "one who uses the same stream," or "one on the opposite side of the stream" A secondary sense in Latin and sometimes in English was "associate, companion in duty," from the notion of "one having a common right or privilege with another." As an adjective 1580s from the noun.
c.1600, from rival (n.). Related: Rivaled; rivaling.\n
Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority. n. 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. v
1 (context transitive English) To oppose or compete with. 2 To be equal to or to surpass another.
v. 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" [syn: equal, touch, match]
be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race"
A rivalry is the opposition between two competing parties (rivals). Someone's main rival is called an archrival. The words rivalry, rival and arch rival may also refer to:
"Rival" (Rival) is a Latin pop song by American recording artist Romeo Santos from his debut album Formula, Vol. 1 (2011). Produced by Santos, the track was released as the album's third single in Latin America and the United States. It features Camila lead singer Mario Domm.
Usage examples of "rival".
Both he and the actress concluded that Branicki had had a quarrel with her rival, and though she did not much care to place him in the number of her adorers, she yet gave him a good reception, for she knew it would be dangerous to despise his suit openly.
The rival aeroplane was now skimming above the water at a height of about a thousand feet.
The rival view was that true riches lay in trade, agriculture and industry, where wealth was truly earned and productively used.
When he sells alumite, as he may have done already, he will have to deliver all there is of it in order to stifle any rival claims.
Stilicho obtained the preference over a crowd of rivals, who ambitiously disputed the hand of the princess, and the favor of her adopted father.
Most worship a human-shaped god named Terrent Amese, but one tribe pays homage to his rival Ergerborg.
Thinking of public and commercial annotation products as rivals misses the point, observers say.
In contrast, the Council of the Apocrypha was a small, veiled and purposefully unrecorded papal body wielding an authority that easily rivaled that of the College, the cardinals of the Apocrypha suffered no dominion but that of God and were accountable only to His chosen representative on earth - the Holy Father.
Fearing civil war, the Guardians of the Realm of Scotland had reluctantly approached Edward of England to arbitrate among the various rivals.
In the days before Bran Brownbeard, Allovale was rich and rivaled Ardagh for its grandeur.
The indiscretion of his predecessor, instead of reconciling, had artfully fomented the religious war: and the balance which he affected to preserve between the hostile factions, served only to perpetuate the contest, by the vicissitudes of hope and fear, by the rival claims of ancient possession and actual favor.
Crushed though her rival the Khania Atene might be, also she was still jealous of her.
Although these measures were avowedly taken on behalf of King Henry, they were, in reality, so many precautions for securing the government in the hands of his rival the Duke of York.
But the adventure should hold something beyond the fairy-tale elements of a magic golden bauble, a vengeful queen, a mysterious castle, and rivals for the hand of a princess.
Miss Bayberry sitting primly at the head of a ridiculously long table that rivaled, in length, any in the dining hall at Selium.