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