What does the word emulous mean?

Usage examples for emulous

  1. In shady woods, And spoils of captive beasts alone she joys; To copy Dian' emulous; her hair In careless tresses form'd, a fillet bound. – The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II by Ovid
  2. A people, emulous as we are in affection to our present sovereign, know not how to form a prayer to heaven for a greater blessing upon his virtues, or a higher state of felicity and glory, than that he should live, and should reign, and when Providence ordains it, should die, exactly like his illustrious predecessor. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. Ye admirers of his neatness, ye emulous of his talents and his fame, approach, and behold him now. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick