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
Synonyms for rival
Antonyms for rival
Related Words for outrivalbeat, outperform, excel, eclipse, outrun, outshine, outmatch, outdo, dominate, outdistance, outpace, outplay, transcend, outstrip, outsmart, outclass, outmaneuver, outfox, surpass, exceed
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Historical Examples of outrival
There was no verdure, no flowers, no birds hidden beneath the frondage, and twittering as if to outrival each other.The Tiger-Slayer
In short, it is charming, and though things are much better at Rochecotte, there are some here which outrival ours.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.2/3, 1836-1840
Duchesse De Dino
Jamblichus, practices secret arts, to outrival Christian magi, 40.The Magic of the Middle Ages
Lorenzo, in competition with his uncle, determined that the Laurel branch should outrival the Diamond.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature
John Addington Symonds
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
- 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.