HyperDic: rival

English > 3 senses of the word rival:
NOUNperson rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contenderthe contestant you hope to defeat
VERBstativerival, equal, touch, matchbe equal to in quality or ability
competitionrivalbe the rival of, be in competition with
rival > pronunciation
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English > rival: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe contestant you hope to defeat.
Example"he had respect for his rivals"
Synonymschallenger, competitor, competition, contender
Narrowerchampion, champ, title-holdersomeone who has won first place in a competition
comersomeone with a promising future
finalistA contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
foe, enemyA personal enemy
front-runner, favorite, favouriteA competitor thought likely to win
king, queen, world-beaterA competitor who holds a preeminent position
runner-up, second bestThe competitor who finishes second
scratchA competitor who has withdrawn from competition
semifinalistOne of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination
street fighterA contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods
tierAny one of two or more competitors who tie one another
tiltersomeone who engages in a tilt or joust
BroadercontestantA person who participates in competitions
Spanishadversaria, adversario, aspirante, competición, competidora, competidor, contendiente, contrincante, desafiadora, desafiador, retadora, retador, rival
Catalanadversària, adversari, competidora, competidor, concursant, contrincant, rival
Adjectivesrivalrouseager to surpass others
Verbsrivalbe the rival of, be in competition with
English > rival: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe equal to in quality or ability.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Nothing can rival cotton for durability"
Synonymsequal, touch, match
Broadercompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Similar toequal, match, equalize, equalise, equatemake equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Spanishigualar, rivalizar
English > rival: 3 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningBe the rival of, be in competition with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"we are rivaling for first place in the race"
Narroweroutrival, outvieBe more of a rival than
Broadercompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Nounsrivalthe contestant you hope to defeat
rivalrythe act of competing as for profit / profit or a prize

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