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Adjective: better  be-tu(r)
  1. (comparative and superlative of 'well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
    "it would be better to speak to him";
    - best
  2. (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 maths than in history"
  3. (comparative of 'good') changed for the better in health or fitness
    "her health is better now"; "I feel better"
  4. More than half
    "argued for the better part of an hour"
Adverb: better  be-tu(r)
  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. From a position of superiority or authority
    "I know better.";
    - best
Noun: better  be-tu(r)
  1. Something superior in quality, condition or effect
    "a change for the better"
  2. Someone who bets
    - bettor, wagerer, punter
  3. A superior person having claim to precedence
    "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
  4. The superior one of two alternatives
    "chose the better of the two"
Verb: better  be-tu(r)
  1. Surpass in excellence
    "She bettered her own record";
    - break
  2. To make better
    - improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate, mend
  3. Get better
    - improve, ameliorate, meliorate
Adjective: good (better,best)  gûd
  1. Having the normally expected amount
    "a good mile from here"; "gives good measure";
    - full
  2. Deserving of esteem and respect
    "ruined the family's good name";
    - estimable, honorable [US], respectable, honourable [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
    "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"; "when she was good she was very very good"
  4. Morally admirable
  5. Promoting or enhancing well-being
    "the experience was good for her";
    - beneficial
  6. Agreeable or pleasing
    "we all had a good time"; "good manners"
  7. Of moral excellence
    "a genuinely good person";
    - just, upright
  8. Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    "a good mechanic";
    - adept, expert, practiced [N. Amer], proficient, skillful [N. Amer], skilful [Brit, Cdn], practised [Brit, Cdn]
  9. Thorough
    "gave the house a good cleaning"; "had a good workout";
    - proper
  10. With or in a close or intimate relationship
    "a good friend";
    - dear, near
  11. Financially safe
    "a good investment";
    - dependable, safe, secure
  12. Most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    "a good time to plant tomatoes";
    - right, ripe
  13. Resulting favourably
    "it's a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed";
    - well
  14. Exerting force or influence
    "a warranty good for two years";
    - effective, in effect, in force
  15. Capable of pleasing
    "good looks"
  16. Appealing to the mind
    "good music";
    - serious
  17. In excellent physical condition
    "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg";
    - sound
  18. Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
    "a good night's sleep";
    - salutary
  19. Not forged
    "a good dollar bill";
    - honest
  20. Not left to spoil
    "the meat is still good";
    - unspoiled, unspoilt
  21. Generally admired
    "good taste"

Sounds like: bettor

Derived forms: betters, bettering, bettered

See also: acceptable, advantageous, advisable, amended, ample, angelic, angelical, bang-up [N. Amer, informal], beatific, best, bully [informal], close, complete, corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy, decent, discriminating, echt, favorable [US], favourable [Brit, Cdn], finer, fitter, fortunate, fresh, genuine, good, good enough, goodish, goodness, goody-goody [informal], great, groovy [informal], grouse [Austral, NZ, informal], healthful, healthier, healthy, hot [informal], improved, instagood, intellectual, keen, lovely, magnificent, major, moral, neat, nice, nifty [informal], not bad [informal], not half bad [informal], obedient, old, operative, opportune, peachy, pleasing, quality, redeeming, redemptive, reputable, respectable, right, righteous, ripper [Austral, informal], sainted, saintlike, saintly, satisfactory, saving, skilled, slap-up [informal], smashing [Brit, informal], solid, sound, superb, superior, swell [informal], virtuous, well behaved, well-behaved, white, worthy

Type of: alter, change, change state, exceed, gambler, good, goodness, higher-up, modify, outdo, outgo [archaic], outmatch, outperform, outstrip, superior, superordinate, surmount, surpass, turn

Antonym: bad, decline, evil, exacerbate, worse, worsened

Encyclopedia: Better

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