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 rivalingcompeting, competitor, contender, competition, challenger, peer, adversary, opponent, emulate, equal, resemble, conflicting, opposed, cutthroat, combatant, battling, vying, combating, contesting
Examples from the Web for rivaling
Contemporary Examples of rivaling
Video games are quickly becoming one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world - rivaling television and movies.Most Young Gamers Unfit For Call of Duty
October 8, 2013
"Thou shalt not overspend" is rapidly becoming a tenet of the evangelical belief system, rivaling social issues like gay marriage.Evangelicals Preach the Gospel of Getting Out of Debt
February 26, 2011
Cable networks, news parodies and bloggers are rivaling and even eclipsing broadcast news and newspapers.Piling on Palin, Hating on Hillary
November 30, 2008
Historical Examples of rivaling
Now some little child's sweet voice is heard, rivaling the birds.Ginger-Snaps
She was thinking of Clare, who had persisted in rivaling her with Mr. Chesleigh.Little Golden's Daughter
Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
A light gleamed from his eyes, rivaling the flash of his jeweled sword-hilt.The Gay Adventure
Only a new ferryboat, and yet in its fitness comparable with the prettiest product of Nature's cunning, and rivaling it.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]
Christopher Darlington Morley
At Kabah (see map) Mr. Stephens found a most interesting field of ruins, rivaling Uxmal in extent, if not surpassing it.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
- 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.