rivalry

noun ri·val·ry \ ˈrī-vəl-rē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of rivalry

plural -ries
:the act of rivaling :the state of being a rival :competition

Examples of rivalry in a Sentence

  1. There is a bitter rivalry between the two groups.

  2. a strong sense of rivalry

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First Known Use of rivalry

1598



RIVALRY Defined for English Language Learners

rivalry

noun

Definition of rivalry for English Language Learners

  • : a state or situation in which people or groups are competing with each other


RIVALRY Defined for Kids

rivalry

noun ri·val·ry \ ˈrī-vəl-rē \

Definition of rivalry for Students

plural rivalries
:the state of trying to defeat or be more successful than another :competition

Medical Dictionary

rivalry

noun ri·val·ry \ ˈrī-vəl-rē \

medical Definition of rivalry

plural -ries
1 :a competitive or antagonistic state or condition


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