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.
  2. Someone or something with similar claims of quality or distinction as another.
  3. One having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.


  1. To oppose or compete with.
    to rival somebody in love
  2. To be equal to or to surpass another.
  3. To strive to equal or excel; to emulate.


  1. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority.
    rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions

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