Definition of Rivalry

1. Noun. The act of competing as for profit or a prize. "The teams were in fierce contention for first place"

Exact synonyms: Competition, Contention
Generic synonyms: Group Action
Specialized synonyms: Contest
Derivative terms: Compete, Contend, Rival
Antonyms: Cooperation



Definition of Rivalry

1. n. The act of rivaling, or the state of being a rival; a competition.

Definition of Rivalry

1. Noun. The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rivalry

1. competition [n -RIES] - See also: competition

Medical Definition of Rivalry

1. Competition between two or more individuals for the same object or goal. Origin: L. Rivalis, competitor, rival (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rivalry

rivaling
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rivalised
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rivalities
rivality
rivalize
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rivalled
rivalless
rivalling
rivalries
rivalrous
rivalrously
rivalry (current term)
rivalry of retina
rivals
rivalship
rivalships
rivaroxaban
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rivastigmine
rive
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rivel
rivelled
rivelling
rivels
riven

Literary usage of Rivalry

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1. Human Nature and the Social Order by Charles Horton Cooley (1922)
"It is a volun- [ tary imitation of prevalent modes of action, distinguished from rivalry and other aggressive phases of emulation by being comparatively ..."

2. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1898)
"It is the chief object of this paper to formulate the conditions under which such language-rivalry takes place, and to state the ..."

3. Europe Since 1815 by Charles Downer Hazen (1910)
"The personal rivalry of two men, Thiers and Guizot, was largely the cause of this. ... Out of this rivalry arose two parties, one called the Left Center, ..."

4. The Grey Friars in Oxford: Part I: A History of the Convent, Part II by Andrew George Little (1892)
"rivalry between Friars Preachers and Minors: proselytism. ... IT was inevitable that a spirit of rivalry should exist between the two great Mendicant Orders ..."

5. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1917)
"And this rivalry led to many bitter struggles for over 200 years.130 At first the ... The rivalry between Common Law and Equity became discernible in the ..."

6. The Pedagogical Bible School: A Scientific Study of the Sunday School with by Samuel B. Haslett (1903)
"rivalry and Cooperation or Concord. These are not distinctly adolescent ... It is the spirit of rivalry that keeps the fires of athletics burning on college ..."

7. Human Nature and the Social Order by Charles Horton Cooley (1922)
"It is a voluntary imitation of prevalent modes of action, distinguished from rivalry and other aggressive phases of emulation by being comparatively passive ..."

8. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"A situation at any time intolerable was rendered yet more serious by the growing rivalry of Great Britain and Russia in Central Asia, which about this time ..."

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