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 rivals
The Kentucky Republican also mentioned several potential GOP rivals in 2016.
He said the news of his appointment was not true, that it was disinformation spread by “some intelligence agency and my rivals.”
Jeep steadily gave up a market it had created to rivals, particularly Toyota and Range Rover.
Pulling them together is not about establishing a team of rivals, but a team of enemies.
Case in point—a Normandy estate that is making cider that rivals the area's fine wine.
Further, German houses give much longer credit than do their British rivals.The Amazing Argentine|John Foster Fraser
In talents, temper, manners and opinions, the rivals were diametrically opposed to each other.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
This very correctness was part of the offense he gave his rivals and their followers.Martin Van Buren|Edward M. Shepard
But much worse was the open betrayal which many practiced toward their brother Captains, whom they probably regarded as rivals.
During the days succeeding the arrival of the grandee, Belinchon's friends cast mocking glances at their rivals.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2|Armando Palacio Valds
- 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.