Definition and Meanings for better

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Part of Speech of better

adjective, adverb, noun, comparative, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of better

oe. betere, bettre, and as adv. bet, as. betera, adj., and bet, adv.; akin to icel. betri, adj., betr, adv., goth. batiza, adj., ohg. bezziro, adj., baz, adv., g. besser, adj. and adv., bass, adv., e. boot, and prob. to skr. bhadra excellent. see boot advantage, and cf. best, batful as. beterian, betrian, fr. betera better. see better, a.pos

Meaning of better


as adjective

  • 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.

as adverb


    as noun

    • 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.

    as adverb, comparative

    • 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.

    as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective

    • 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.

    as intransitive verb

    • to become better; to improve.

    as noun

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