Meaning of “rival” - Learner’s Dictionary

rival

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈraɪvəl/

someone or something that is competing with another person or thing:

rival adjective [ always before noun ]

a rival company/gang
rivalry noun [ C, U ]

behaviour typical of rivals:

There is intense rivalry between the two teams.

(Definition of “rival noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)