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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)
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