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 rivaled
That Scrubs failure could be rivaled by that lottery-winning season of Roseanne most of us prefer to pretend never happened.‘Community’ Review: ‘Repilot’ Is Both an Epic Failure and a Major Success|Kevin Fallon|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her fame in the 60s and 70s rivaled that of any celebrity in the world.Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades|Richard Woodward|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The whole incident was a PR nightmare for McCain, rivaled only by the shenanigans of his own running mate.
His love for Jacky rivaled his passion for poker, and in its pure honesty was perhaps nearly as strong as that feverish zest.The Story of the Foss River Ranch|Ridgwell Cullum
He was fifty-four years old, but he showed an energy and determination which more than rivaled the fire of his young manhood.Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made|James D. McCabe, Jr.
The chief man of the temple, representative of the old Kandy kings, rivaled Falstaff in his appearance.My Trip Around the World|Eleonora Hunt
Commerce, long abandoned, sprang up and rivaled its tide in Solomon's reign.
When he thought how beautiful and young she was his heart overflowed with a gentle tenderness which rivaled that of any mother.
- 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.