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 rivaling
Video games are quickly becoming one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world - rivaling television and movies.
Cable networks, news parodies and bloggers are rivaling and even eclipsing broadcast news and newspapers.
Her rich voice rippled out on the air, rivaling the songs of the nightingales themselves.Vendetta|Marie Corelli
And meanwhile Mr. Parker has been rivaling Algy in the ardor with which he calls in the aid of the champagne to keep out the wet.Nancy|Rhoda Broughton
Across the bay of deepest blue the purple mountains of Gonave loom against the Western sky, rivaling the bay's azure depths.Self-Determining Haiti|James Weldon Johnson
"Maybe some one is rivaling you in a high diving stunt," said Helen, half playfully.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish|Vance Barnum
It is one of the most important in the North Country, rivaling the cathedrals in proportions, and has only recently been restored.In Unfamiliar England|Thomas Dowler Murphy
- 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.