better meaning

EN[ˈbɛtə] [ˈbɛtɚ] [ˈbɛɾɚ] [ˈbetə(ɹ)] [ˈbeɾə(ɹ)] [-ɛtə(r)]
  • Better is a comparative form of good or well, meaning effectively more good or more well
  • Better may also refer to:
  • "to better" as a verb, meaning to undergo betterment
  • better, an alternate spelling of bettor, someone who bets (gambles)

    Definition of better in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbettersSUF-ter
    1. An entity, usually animate, deemed superior to another; one who has a claim to precedence; a superior.
      1. He quickly found Ali his better in the ring.
    2. Alternative spelling of bettor.
    3. VerbSGbettersPRbetteringPT, PPbettered
      1. VT To improve.
        1. VI To become better; to improve.
          1. VT To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
            1. VT To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.
              1. SLA Had better.
                1. You better do that if you know what's good for you.
            2. Adjective
              1. comparative form of good: more good.
                1. Badger: You think you're better than other people. Mal: Just the ones I'm better than.
              2. comparative form of well: more well.
                1. larger, greater.
                2. Adverb
                  1. comparative form of well: more well.
                    1. More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.
                      1. ten miles and better
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
                      • The school system cannot raise teachers' salaries, so they are providing better benefits as an effort to up the ante.
                      • Many analysts have said China must create a superministry to better coordinate the country’s energy and environmental concerns.
                    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                      • Better organized writing helps to get the point across.
                      • better go to the woman's room, wash your face and come right back here and we'll be glad to have you.
                    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • The eye doctor put drops in my eye to dilate the pupil so he could see the nerve better.
                      • Still, it stung when a slightly older acquaintance asked me why I couldn't do any better.
                      • He doesn't mean to misbehave; he just doesn't know better.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Adjectives
                      • Adjective forms
                        • Adjective comparative forms
                      • Adverbs
                        • Adverb forms
                          • Adverb comparative forms
                        • Nouns
                          • Countable nouns
                          • Verbs
                            • Intransitive verbs
                              • Transitive verbs
                            Related Links:
                            1. en betters
                            2. en better'n
                            3. en bettered
                            4. en betterer
                            5. en betterish
                            Source: Wiktionary
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                            Meaning of better for the defined word.

                            Grammatically, this word "better" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an adverb form. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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