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Of a more excellent or effective type or quality,
  1. Of a more excellent or effective type or quality
    • - hoping for better weather
    • - the new facilities were far better
    • - I'm better at algebra than Alice
  2. More appropriate, advantageous, or well advised
    • - there couldn't be a better time to start this job
    • - it might be better to borrow the money
  3. Partly or fully recovered from illness or injury
    • - she's much better today
    • - his leg was getting better
  4. Fitter and healthier; less unwell
    • - we'll feel a lot better after a decent night's sleep
  1. Improve on or surpass (an existing or previous level or achievement)
    • - bettering his previous time by ten minutes
  2. Make (something) better; improve
    • - his ideas for bettering the working conditions
  3. Achieve a better social position or status
    • - the residents are mostly welfare mothers who have bettered themselves
  4. Overcome or defeat (someone)
    • - she bettered him at archery
  1. The better one; that which is better
    • - the Natural History Museum book is by far the better of the two
    • - a change for the better
  2. One's superiors in social class or ability
    • - amusing themselves by imitating their betters
  1. More excellently or effectively
    • - Johnny could do better if he tried
    • - instruments are generally better made these days
  2. To a greater degree; more
    • - I liked it better when we lived in the country
    • - you may find alternatives that suit you better
  3. More suitably, appropriately, or usefully
    • - the money could be better spent on more urgent cases

  1. 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"
  2. something superior in quality or condition or effect; "a change for the better"
  3. surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
  4. (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness; "her health is better now"; "I feel better"
  5. bettor: someone who bets
  6. from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."
  7. to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
  8. a superior person having claim to precedence; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
  9. better(p): (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"
  10. get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
  11. more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour"
  12. the superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two"
  13. "Better" is the debut single by Brooke Fraser, from her multi-platinum and award-winning album What to Do with Daylight.
  14. "Better" is a song by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their 2008 sixth studio album Chinese Democracy. It was released as the second single from the album, after "Chinese Democracy", on November 17, 2008.
  15. Better was the second of the three singles, released in 2000, by British band I am Seven.
  16. Chaotic Resolve is the fourth album by Christian singer Plumb which feature the hit songs, "I Can't Do This", "Better", "Bittersweet", "Blush" and "Cut". It also features a remake of Michael W. Smith's song "Pray For Me" and an extended remix of "Damaged" as bonus tracks.
  17. "Better" is a song by Regina Spektor. Three versions of this song are known. First, the version that appears on her 2006 album Begin to Hope. ...
  18. Better is a song from the album "Skybound" released by Tom Baxter in January 2008. It was subsequently used on the soundtrack for the motion picture Run Fatboy Run .
  19. Better is a syndicated lifestyle television program. It airs weekdays on 62 stations across the United States. The program is produced and distributed by Meredith Corporation which was first founded as a publishing company back in 1902. ...
  20. An entity, usually animate, deemed superior to another; To improve; comparative form of good or well: more good or well; comparative form of well: more well
  21. (BETTERS) Good. Another synonym for lekker*, as if that word didn’t have enough uses. ‘We scored a betters section*.’
  22. easy and intuitive to use… so you can learn and work faster
  23. A term usually used to indicate that a lumber shipment contains a percentage of pieces that are of a higher grade than the lowest grade stated. (i.e. No. 2 & BTR would contain pieces of No. 2 grade and some that are of a higher grade.)
  24. a lumber grading term meaning the same as Select. Abbreviated as BTR. Also see Select.
  25. A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding through an automated radar. A $40 speeding ticket was included. Being cute, he sent the police department a picture of $40. The police responded with another mailed photo of Handcuffs.