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better - Dictionary definition and meaning for word better

Definition
(noun) something superior in quality or condition or effect
Example Sentence
  • a change for the better

Definition
(noun) someone who bets
Synonyms : bettor , punter , wagerer

Definition
(noun) a superior person having claim to precedence
Example Sentence
  • the common man has been kept in his place by his betters

Definition
(noun) the superior one of two alternatives
Example Sentence
  • chose the better of the two

Definition
(verb) surpass in excellence
Synonyms : break
Example Sentence
  • She bettered her own record
  • break a record

Definition
(verb) to make better
Synonyms : ameliorate , amend , improve , meliorate
Example Sentence
  • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Definition
(verb) get better
Synonyms : ameliorate , improve , meliorate
Example Sentence
  • The weather improved toward evening

Definition
(adj) (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
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
Example Sentence
  • her health is better now
  • I feel better

Definition
(adj) (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
Synonyms : best
Example Sentence
  • it would be better to speak to him
  • the White House thought it best not to respond

Definition
(adj) more than half
Example Sentence
  • argued for the better part of an hour

Definition
(adv) comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.
Example Sentence
  • She had never sung better
  • a deed better left undone
  • better suited to the job

Definition
(adv) from a position of superiority or authority
Synonyms : best
Example Sentence
  • father knows best
  • I know better.

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