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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈraɪvəl/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
rival

Plural
rivals

  1. (countable) Your rival is someone who is competing or fighting with you for the same thing; a competitor.
    Chris is my biggest rival in the 400m race.
  2. Someone or something with similar quality or distinction as another; an equal.
    As a mountain climber, he has no rival in Switzerland.

Related words[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
rival

Third-person singular
rivals

Past tense
rivaled

Past participle
rivaled

Present participle
rivaling

Plain form
rival

Third-person singular
rivals

Past tense
rivalled

Past participle
rivalled

Present participle
rivalling

  1. (transitive) To oppose or compete with.
  2. To equal or surpass another.