rival

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rīvālis ‎(literally person using the same stream as another), from rīvus ‎(small stream, brook).

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NounEdit

rival ‎(plural rivals)

  1. A competitor (person, team, company, etc.) with the same goal as another, or striving to attain the same thing. Defeating a rival may be a primary or necessary goal of a competitor.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you [] "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
    Chris is my biggest rival in the 400-metre race.
  2. Someone or something with similar claims of quality or distinction as another.
    As a social historian, he has no rival.
  3. (obsolete) One having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
    • William Shakespeare
      If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus, / The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.

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AdjectiveEdit

rival ‎(not comparable)

  1. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority.
    rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions
    • Macaulay
      The strenuous conflicts and alternate victories of two rival confederacies of statesmen.

VerbEdit

rival ‎(third-person singular simple present rivals, present participle rivalling or rivaling, simple past and past participle rivalled or rivaled)

  1. (transitive) To oppose or compete with.
    to rival somebody in love
  2. To be equal to or to surpass another.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, […].
  3. To strive to equal or excel; to emulate.
    • Dryden
      to rival thunder in its rapid course

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AdjectiveEdit

rival m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural rivals)

  1. rival

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin rīvālis, literally ‘person using the same stream as another’, from rīvus ‎(small stream, brook).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rival m ‎(feminine singular rivale, masculine plural rivaux, feminine plural rivales)

  1. rival (attributively)

NounEdit

rival m ‎(plural rivaux, feminine rivale)

  1. rival

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ʀiˈvaːl]
  • Hyphenation: ri‧val

AdjectiveEdit

rival ‎(not comparable)

  1. (economics, of a good) rivalrous
    • 2012, Michael Goldhammer, Geistiges Eigentum und Eigentumstheorie, Mohr Siebeck, page 196:
      Als zweites Argument gegen die Möglichkeit von geistigem Eigentum wird häufig vorgebracht, dass immaterielle Güter ihrer Natur nach nicht rival seien […]
      As a second argument against the possibility of intellectual property, it is often brought forward that immaterial goods are not rivalrous by nature

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rivalis, via French rival

NounEdit

rival m ‎(definite singular rivalen, indefinite plural rivaler, definite plural rivalene)

  1. a rival

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rivalis, via French rival

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rival m ‎(definite singular rivalen, indefinite plural rivalar, definite plural rivalane)

  1. a rival

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

rival m f (plural rivais)

  1. rival (competitor with the same objective)

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AdjectiveEdit

rival m, f ‎(plural rivais, comparable)

  1. rival (standing in competition)

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rǐʋaːl/
  • Hyphenation: ri‧val

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rìvāl m ‎(Cyrillic spelling рѝва̄л)

  1. adverse, rival

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rival m, f ‎(plural rivales)

  1. adverse, rival

NounEdit

rival m, f ‎(plural rivales)

  1. rival

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