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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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