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Definitions for (noun) better

Main entry: better Definition: something superior in quality or condition or effect Usage: a change for the better

Main entry: better Definition: the superior one of two alternatives Usage: chose the better of the two

Main entry: better Definition: a superior person having claim to precedence Usage: the common man has been kept in his place by his betters

Main entry: better, bettor, punter, wagerer Definition: someone who bets

Definitions for (verb) better

Main entry: meliorate, better, ameliorate, improve Definition: get better Usage: The weather improved toward evening

Main entry: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better Definition: to make better Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Main entry: better, break Definition: surpass in excellence Usage: She bettered her own record; break a record

Definitions for (adjective) better

Main entry: best, better Definition: (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable Usage: it would be better to speak to him; the White House thought it best not to respond

Main entry: better Definition: (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another Usage: You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din; a better coat; a better type of car; a suit with a better fit; a better chance of success; produced a better mousetrap; she's better in math than in history

Main entry: better Definition: (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness Usage: her health is better now; I feel better

Main entry: better Definition: more than half Usage: argued for the better part of an hour

Definitions for (adverb) better

Main entry: better Definition: comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc. Usage: She had never sung better; a deed better left undone; better suited to the job

Main entry: best, better Definition: from a position of superiority or authority Usage: father knows best; I know better.