(Em"u*la*ble) a. [L. aemulari to emulate + -able.] Capable of being emulated. [R.]
Some imitable and emulable good.Abp. Leighton.
(Em"u*late) a. [L. aemulatus, p. p. of aemulari, fr. aemulus emulous; prob. akin to E. imitate.]
Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous. [Obs.] "A most emulate pride." Shak.
(Em"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emulating ] To strive to equal
or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to
emulate the good and the great.
Thine eye would emulate the diamond.Shak.
(Em`u*la"tion) n. [L. aemulatio: cf. F. émulation.]
1. The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or
excel another; rivalry.
A noble emulation heats your breast.Dryden.
2. Jealous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
Such factious emulations shall arise.Shak.
Syn. Competition; rivalry; contest; contention; strife. Emulation, Competition, Rivalry. Competition
is the struggle of two or more persons for the same object. Emulation is an ardent desire for superiority,
arising from competition, but now implying, of necessity, any improper feeling. Rivalry is a personal
contest, and, almost of course, has a selfish object and gives rise to envy. "Competition and emulation
have honor for their basis; rivalry is but a desire for selfish gratification. Competition and emulation
animate to effort; rivalry usually produces hatred. Competition and emulation seek to merit success;
rivalry is contented with obtaining it." Crabb.
(Em"u*la*tive) a. Inclined to emulation; aspiring to competition; rivaling; as, an emulative person
or effort. "Emulative zeal." Hoole.
(Em"u*la*tive*ly), adv. In an emulative manner; with emulation.
(Em"u*la`tor) n. [L. aemulator.] One who emulates, or strives to equal or surpass.
As Virgil rivaled Homer, Milton was the emulator of both.Bp. Warburton.
(Em"u*la*to*ry) a. Pertaining to emulation; connected with rivalry. [R.] "Emulatory officiousness."
(Em"u*la`tress) n. A female emulator. [R.]
(Em"ule) v. t. [F. émuler. See Emulate.] To emulate. [Obs.] "Emuled of many." Spenser.
(E*mulge") v. t. [L. emulgere, emulsum; e out + mulgere to milk; akin to E. milk. See Milk.]
To milk out; to drain. [Obs.] Bailey.
(E*mul"gent) a. [L. emulgens, p. pr. of emulgere to milk out: cf. F. émulgent. So called because
regarded by the ancients as straining out the serum, as if by milking, and so producing the urine.] (Anat.)
Pertaining to the kidneys; renal; as, emulgent arteries and veins. n. An emulgent vessel, as a renal
artery or vein.
(E*mul"gent), n. (Med.) A medicine that excites the flow of bile. [Obs.] Hoblyn.