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Definition of rival:

  1. A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
  2. Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
  3. One who is in pursuit of the same object as another; one striving to reach or obtain something which another is attempting to obtain, and which one only can posses; a competitor; as, rivals in love; rivals for a crown.
  4. To be in rivalry.
  5. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.
  6. To strive to equal or exel; to emulate.


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