- a person, company, or thing that competes with another in sports, business, etc. The two teams have always been rivals. Japan was their biggest economic rival. This latest design has no rival/rivals (= it is easily the best design available).
- a rival bid/claim/offer fighting between rival groups He was shot by a member of a rival gang.
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NAmE//ˈraɪvl//rival (to somebody/something) (for something)
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