something superior in quality or condition or effect
"a change for the better"
bettor, better, wagerer, punternoun
someone who bets
a superior person having claim to precedence
"the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
the superior one of two alternatives
"chose the better of the two"
(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
"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"
(comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
"her health is better now"; "I feel better"
(comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
"it would be better to speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to respond"
more than half
"argued for the better part of an hour"
surpass in excellence
"She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb
to make better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateadverb
"The weather improved toward evening"
comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.
"She had never sung better"; "a deed better left undone"; "better suited to the job"
from a position of superiority or authority
"father knows best"; "I know better."
having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air
preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect
greater in amount; larger; more
improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better
more advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance; a better knowledge of the subject
advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy
one who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural
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
more correctly or thoroughly
in a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one better than another
more, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten miles and better
to improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of
to improve the condition of, morally, physically, financially, socially, or otherwise
to surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel
to give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of
to become better; to improve
one who bets or lays a wager
"Better" is the debut single by Brooke Fraser from her multi-platinum and award-winning album What to Do with Daylight.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bet′ėr, adj. (serves as comp. of Good) good in a greater degree: preferable: improved: more suitable: larger: kinder: stronger in health.—adv. (comp. of Well) well in a greater degree: more fully or completely: over or more than: with greater advantage: (pl.) superiors.—v.t. to make better (also reflexively, to better one's self), to improve: to benefit: also with intransitive sense, to grow better.—p.adjs. Bet′tered, improved, amended; Bet′tering, improving.—ns. Bet′tering, Bet′terment, Bet′terness.—adj. Bet′termost.—Better half, a jocose term for a wife, once applied seriously to either wife or husband, and even the soul as opposed to the body.—I had better = I should hold it better to—the original construction having been a dative pronoun.—To be better off, to be in superior circumstances; To be better than one's self, to do more than one had promised; To get the better of, to gain the advantage over. [A.S. bet (adv.), betera, better; Goth. batiza, Ger. besser. Prob. cog. with Boot.]
To make positive improvement.
The team did choose to change their training ground for the better.Submitted by MaryC on May 29, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Better' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #469
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Rank popularity for the word 'Better' in Written Corpus Frequency: #317
Rank popularity for the word 'Better' in Adverbs Frequency: #81
The numerical value of Better in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Better in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
We would love to have debates: The more debates, the better, it's healthy for the Democratic Party to have more debates.
The question that I think we have to grapple with is that breaking up these companies wouldn't make any of those problems better, the amount that we're investing in safety and security is greater than the whole revenue of our company was earlier this decade when we went public, so it just would not have been possible to do the things we're doing at a smaller scale.
My patients joke with me. They ask me, 'Doctor, am I living longer yet' I say, 'I don't know, but you're living better.' The goal in our groups is not to pretend you're going to make your cancer go away but to live well in the face of cancer.
Wrestling was my first love, what better what to do it with than with a girl that everybodys freakin drooling over, you know? I met her on the plane on my way over to the UFC. Im a big fan, I watch her show. My little niece is like, the biggest Nikki Bella fan. Turned into my lucky charm, now shes calling me out on social media.
Your beginning in life doesn't really matter. Yes, rather the bottom line is how and where you will end up. For, surely there is an end to every human/matter. And guess what? The end of every human or matter is better off than the beginning (Ecclesiates 7 : 8). Now, that's why, I'm more concerned with what and how my end will be/become. And you too ought to be more concerned with what will be your end rather than your beginning. Lest you forget. The end justifies the means . And I strongly do believe in that in toto.
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Translations for Better
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- по-добре, подобрявамBulgarian
- millorarCatalan, Valencian
- mejor, mejorar, mejoresSpanish
- بهبودی, بهبودنPersian
- migliorare, meglioItalian
- טוב יותרHebrew
- 더 나은Korean
- bedre, forbedreNorwegian
- melhor, melhorarPortuguese
- îmbunătăți, mai bineRomanian
- bólje, bóljšeSlovene
- bättre, förbättraSwedish
- tốt hơnVietnamese
- gudikumo, gudükumönVolapük
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