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Meaning & Definition of Rival in English

English

Rival

/raɪvəl/

noun

1. The contestant you hope to defeat

  • "He had respect for his rivals"
  • "He wanted to know what the competition was doing"
    synonym:
  • rival
  • ,
  • challenger
  • ,
  • competitor
  • ,
  • competition
  • ,
  • contender

verb

1. Be equal to in quality or ability

  • "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"
  • "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"
  • "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
    synonym:
  • equal
  • ,
  • touch
  • ,
  • rival
  • ,
  • match

2. Be the rival of, be in competition with

  • "We are rivaling for first place in the race"
    synonym:
  • rival

Examples of using

He's my rival.
She's my rival.
His rival was discouraged by his triumph.