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 rivaledemulate, equal, resemble, contend, contest, correspond, approximate, tie, amount, near, compete, partake, touch, meet, approach, match
Examples from the Web for rivaled
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 3, 2014
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
November 24, 2013
The whole incident was a PR nightmare for McCain, rivaled only by the shenanigans of his own running mate.10 Craziest Media Hoaxes
The Daily Beast Video
October 17, 2009
Historical Examples of rivaled
Nothing could have been so totally different from Muriel's masquerade, yet it rivaled it in fun.Phyllis
No one of American birth has ever rivaled him in this field.Albert Gallatin
John Austin Stevens
Up from them lifted a fragrance that rivaled even that of orris root.The Rich Little Poor Boy
We visited other temples and tombs, but the Katub Minar rivaled them all in interest.Due West
Maturin Murray Ballou
At night they lay upon beds that rivaled the couches of kings.The Red Lure
Roy J. Snell
- 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.