rivalry

  • 1 rivalry — ri‧val‧ry [ˈraɪvlri] noun rivalries PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] COMMERCE competition between people, companies, organizations etc who are in the same business or selling similar goods or services in the same market: rivalry between •… …

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  • 2 Rivalry — Ri val*ry, n.; pl. {Rivalries}. The act of rivaling, or the state of being a rival; a competition. Keen contention and eager rivalries. Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] Syn: Emulation; competition. See {Emulation}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 rivalry — index belligerency, competition, conflict, contention (opposition), contest (competition), impugnation …

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  • 4 rivalry — 1590s; from RIVAL (Cf. rival) + ERY (Cf. ery). Rivality in the same sense is recorded from 1580s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 rivalry — [n] competition antagonism, athletic event, bout, candidacy, clash, conflict, contest, duel, emulation, encounter, engagement, event, fight, game, jealousy, match, matchup, one on one*, opposition, race, sport, strife, struggle, tournament, tug… …

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  • 6 rivalry — [rī′vəlrē] n. pl. rivalries the act of rivaling or the fact or condition of being a rival or rivals; competition SYN. COMPETITION …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 rivalry — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, bitter, fierce, great, heated, intense ▪ the bitter rivalry that existed between them ▪ ancient …

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  • 8 rivalry — n. 1) to stir up rivalry 2) intense, keen, strong rivalry 3) sibling rivalry 4) rivalry among, between; for; in; with (keen rivalry between them for the award) * * * [ raɪv(ə)lrɪ] between for in keen strong rivalry …

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  • 9 rivalry — ri|val|ry [ˈraıvəlri] n plural rivalries [U and C] a situation in which two or more people, teams, or companies are competing for something, especially over a long period of time, and the feeling of competition between them →↑competition rivalry… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 rivalry — ri|val|ry [ raıvlri ] noun count or uncount a situation in which people, teams, businesses, etc. compete with one another: political rivalries rivalry between: There is friendly rivalry between the two teams. sibling rivalry (=rivalry between… …

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  • 11 rivalry — UK [ˈraɪv(ə)lrɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rivalry : singular rivalry plural rivalries a situation in which people, teams, businesses etc compete with one another political rivalries rivalry between: There is friendly rivalry… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 rivalry — [[t]ra͟ɪv(ə)lri[/t]] rivalries N VAR Rivalry is competition or fighting between people, businesses, or organizations who are in the same area or want the same things. The rivalry between the Inkatha and the ANC has resulted in violence in the… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 rivalry — /ruy veuhl ree/, n., pl. rivalries. 1. the action, position, or relation of a rival or rivals; competition: rivalry between Yale and Harvard. 2. an instance of this. [1590 1600; RIVAL + RY] Syn. 1. opposition, antagonism; jealousy. * * * …

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  • 14 rivalry — noun /ˈrɑɪ.vəl.ri/ The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals. The Boston Bruins have a longstanding rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens …

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  • 15 rivalry — Competition between two or more individuals or entities for the same object or goal. [L. rivalis, competitor, rival] binocular r. alteration in perception of portions of the visual field when the two eyes are simultaneously and rapidly exposed to …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 rivalry — noun (C, U) continuous competition: a fierce rivalry between the two basketball teams …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 rivalry — noun a growing rivalry between the two groups Syn: competitiveness, competition, contention, vying; opposition, conflict, feuding, antagonism, friction, enmity …

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  • 18 rivalry — /ˈraɪvəlri/ (say ruyvuhlree) noun (plural rivalries) the action, position, or relation of a rival or rivals; competition; emulation: rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne. –rivalrous, adjective …

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  • 19 rivalry — rival ► NOUN 1) a person or thing competing with another for superiority or the same objective. 2) a person or thing equal to another in quality: she has no rivals as a female rock singer. ► VERB (rivalled, rivalling; US rivaled, rivaling) ▪ be… …

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  • 20 rivalry — noun (plural ries) Date: 1598 the act of rivaling ; the state of being a rival ; competition …

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