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ri·val / ˈrīvəl/ • n. a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity: he has no serious rival for the job | [as adj.] gun battles between rival gangs. ∎  a person or thing that equals another in quality: she has no rivals as a female rock singer. • v. (-valed , -val·ing ; Brit. -valled, -val·ling) [tr.] compete for superiority with; be or seem to be equal or comparable to: the efficiency of the Bavarians rivals that of the Viennese.

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rival sb. XVI. — L. rīvālis one who uses the same stream with another, f. rīvus stream; see -AL1.
Hence vb. XVII, rivalry XVI.

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rival Pertaining to a stream or small river.

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rival •Ethel • lethal • brothel • betrothal •Cavell, cavil, gavel, gravel, ravel, travel •Havel, larval, marvel, Marvell, rondavel •bedevil, bevel, devil, dishevel, kevel, level, revel, split-level •daredevil • she-devil • eye level •naval, navel •coeval, evil, Khedival, medieval, primeval, retrieval, shrieval, upheaval •civil, drivel, shrivel, snivel, swivel •carnival • Percival • perspectival •festival • aestival (US estival) •adjectival, arrival, deprival, genitival, imperatival, infinitival, outrival, relatival, revival, rival, substantival, survival •archival •grovel, hovel, novel •oval •approval, removal •Lovell, shovel •interval • serval • narwhal •coequal, equal, prequel, sequel •bilingual, lingual, monolingual, multilingual •rorqual • Hywel •Daniel, spaniel

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