Rival Ri"val, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rivaled}or {Rivalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rivaling} or {Rivalling}.] 1. To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love. [1913 Webster]

2. To strive to equal or exel; to emulate. [1913 Webster]

To rival thunder in its rapid course. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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