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better (n):
something superior in quality or condition or effect
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a change for the better
better (n):
the superior one of two alternatives
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chose the better of the two
better (n):
a superior person having claim to precedence
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the common man has been kept in his place by his betters
better (n):
someone who bets
Related Words: bettorpunterwagerer
better (v):
get better
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The weather improved toward evening
Related Words: ameliorateimprovemeliorate
better (v):
to make better
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The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
Related Words: ameliorateamendimprovemeliorate
better (v):
surpass in excellence
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She bettered her own record.
break a record
better (s):
(comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
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it would be better to speak to him.
the White House thought it best not to respond
better (a):
(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
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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
better (a):
(comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
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her health is better now.
I feel better
better (s):
more than half
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argued for the better part of an hour
better (r):
comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.
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She had never sung better.
a deed better left undone.
better suited to the job
better (r):
from a position of superiority or authority
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father knows best.
I know better.
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