verb (used with object), ri·valed, ri·val·ing or (especially British) ri·valled, ri·val·ling.
verb (used without object), ri·valed, ri·val·ing or (especially British) ri·valled, ri·val·ling.
Origin of rival
Examples from the Web for outrival
If wet roses could outrival a maiden in all her freshness, he thought he would like to see it.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
There was no verdure, no flowers, no birds hidden beneath the frondage, and twittering as if to outrival each other.The Tiger-Slayer|Gustave Aimard
In our physical geography we shall read marvelous stories that outrival the romances of Dumas and Hugo.The Reconstructed School|Francis B. Pearson
This surpassingly grand bit of scenery is considered by some people to outrival that pride of all Americans, Niagara Falls.South and South Central Africa|H. Frances Davidson
Other young fellows, that wanted to outrival their companions, had to wait a fortnight for the new medicine to be made.Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks|William Elliot Griffis
- a person, organization, team, etc, that competes with another for the same object or in the same field
- (as modifier)rival suitors; a rival company
verb -vals, -valling or -valled or US -vals, -valing or -valed (tr)
Word Origin for rival
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.