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Better meaning

better - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air.
  2. 2. Preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect.
  3. 3. Greater in amount; larger; more.
  4. 4. Improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better.
  5. 5. More advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance; a better knowledge of the subject.
  6. 6. In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as, Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than recruits.
  7. 7. More correctly or thoroughly.
  8. 8. In a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one better than another.
  9. 9. More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten miles and better.
  10. 10. To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of.
  11. 11. To improve the condition of, morally, physically, financially, socially, or otherwise.
  12. 12. To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
  13. 13. To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.
  14. 14. To become better; to improve.
  15. 15. One who bets or lays a wager.
  16. 16. Advantage, superiority, or victory; - usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy.
  17. 17. One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; - usually in the plural.
  18. 18. In a superior manner or higher degree.
  19. 19. more good; superior; improved.
  20. 20. To improve; to benefit.

better - examples of usage

  1. " But if you would like to know-" " Perhaps I had better tell you something first. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. " Not that I like him any better now. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. You know better than that!" - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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