In fact, if rival H-P decides to do something dramatic and get out of the PC business, Dell could even pick up some market share.
McKay again graced the hot seat this week, when he testified before the House—next to four executives from rival oil companies.
Police say that Lil JoJo was affiliated with the rival Gangster Disciples.
“The US cannot tolerate the idea of any rival economic entity,” Stone writes.
The following year, a green light was placed on the rival gang members who put a hit out on him.
Gloucester fancied that the opportunity of overthrowing his rival had come.
rival is equal, and love like death an universal leveller of mankind.
In this respect the classics have until lately had scarcely a rival.
The next thing he knew was that plans were on foot for a rival demonstration.
Here I am alone in the wilderness with the girl that all men desire,–and not a rival in sight!
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.