Video games are quickly becoming one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world - rivaling television and movies.
Cable networks, news parodies and bloggers are rivaling and even eclipsing broadcast news and newspapers.
"Thou shalt not overspend" is rapidly becoming a tenet of the evangelical belief system, rivaling social issues like gay marriage.
It is one of the most important in the North Country, rivaling the cathedrals in proportions, and has only recently been restored.
At Kabah (see map) Mr. Stephens found a most interesting field of ruins, rivaling Uxmal in extent, if not surpassing it.
A light gleamed from his eyes, rivaling the flash of his jeweled sword-hilt.
Her rich voice rippled out on the air, rivaling the songs of the nightingales themselves.
Now some little child's sweet voice is heard, rivaling the birds.
Northwestern Alaska furnishes excellent graveyards, rivaling the art of ancient Egypt.
At its southern end stand pillared peaks, eternally snow-crowned, rivaling the finest to be seen in Switzerland.
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.