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.
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A victory Thursday night over the division rival Seattle Seahawks would put them alone in first place and perhaps make them the favorite to claim the NFC West, if not the conference.Kyler Murray runs out of miracles as Seahawks hang on to take over first place in NFC West|Mark Maske|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Opensignal collects average download speeds from apps installed on millions of consumers phones, rather than by driving around with its own test phones, as rival Rootmetrics does.There’s more 5G available in big cities. But which carrier is fastest?|Aaron Pressman|November 19, 2020|Fortune
At the same time, for all the focus on Instagram, TikTok’s original rival Snapchat still looms.‘A different atmosphere than couple months ago’: How the Instagram-TikTok rivalry for creators has cooled|Tim Peterson|November 16, 2020|Digiday
It climbed to the number one spot among free apps in Apple and Google’s app stores, beating out rivals including TikTok and Zoom.Americans flock to social media platforms where misinformation goes unchecked|Nicolás Rivero|November 13, 2020|Quartz
Google also offered rivals the chance to bid for a spot in the search-engine choice menu for new phones running on Google’s Android software.Europe fined Google nearly $10 billion for antitrust violations, but little has changed|Jeanne Whalen|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
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
Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery is the most busy day of the year (though rivaled by Veterans' Day).
The whole incident was a PR nightmare for McCain, rivaled only by the shenanigans of his own running mate.
In art history, their achievement rivaled the invention of Cubism.
They rivaled the Jacobins in the endeavor to see who could strike the heaviest blows against the throne.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
It is still the most brilliant illuminating gas we have, and is rivaled by the electric arc-light only.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
But no sylph came again; no form rivaled the zephyr before me.
Capable botanists and chemists are employed, and nature herself is rivaled in delicate construction and fragrance even.The Harris-Ingram Experiment|Charles E. Bolton
The general orders of some subordinate Confederate commanders repeated or rivaled such denunciations and threats.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln|John G. Nicolay
British Dictionary definitions for rival
- 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