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ritz, ritz combination principle, ritzy, riv., rivage, rival, rivalrous, rivalry, rivals, the, rive, rivel

Origin of rival

1570–80; < Latin rīvālis orig., one who uses a stream in common with another, equivalent to rīv(us) stream + -ālis -al1
SYNONYMS FOR rival
4 competitive, opposed.
5 oppose.
7 match, emulate.
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Definition for rivals (2 of 2)

Rivals, The


noun

a comedy of manners (1775) by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
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British Dictionary definitions for rivals

rival

/ (ˈraɪvəl) /

noun

  1. a person, organization, team, etc, that competes with another for the same object or in the same field
  2. (as modifier)rival suitors; a rival company
a person or thing that is considered the equal of another or othersshe is without rival in the field of economics

verb -vals, -valling or -valled or US -vals, -valing or -valed (tr)

to be the equal or near equal ofan empire that rivalled Rome
to try to equal or surpass; compete with in rivalry

Word Origin for rival

C16: from Latin rīvalis, literally: one who shares the same brook, from rīvus a brook
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