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Origin of rival

First recorded in 1570鈥80; from Latin r墨v膩lis, originally, 鈥渙ne who uses a stream in common with another,鈥 equivalent to r墨v(us) 鈥渟tream鈥 + -膩lis -al1

synonym study for rival

1. See opponent.

OTHER WORDS FROM rival

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How to use rival in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rival

rival
/ (藞ra瑟vl) /

noun
  1. a person, organization, team, etc, that competes with another for the same object or in the same field
  2. (as modifier)rival suitors; a rival company
a person or thing that is considered the equal of another or othersshe is without rival in the field of economics
verb -vals, -valling or -valled or US -vals, -valing or -valed (tr)
to be the equal or near equal ofan empire that rivalled Rome
to try to equal or surpass; compete with in rivalry

Word Origin for rival

C16: from Latin r墨valis, literally: one who shares the same brook, from r墨vus a brook
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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