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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rival \Ri"val\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rivaledor 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]