Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rival”

rival

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈraɪvəl/
someone or something that is competing with another person or thing: business/political rivalsEnemies and rivalsCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
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.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of rival noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “rival”

Definitions of “rival” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

debut

the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More