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Dictionary definition for: Better

1. (n) one having claim to precedence; a superior; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"

2. (v) surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record" "break a record"

3. (a) (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"

4. (r) 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"

5. (n) someone who bets

6. (v) to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

7. (a) (comparative of "good'') changed for the better in health or fitness; "her health is better now" "I feel better"

8. (r) from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best" "I know better."

9. (n) the superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two"

10. (v) get better; "The weather improved toward evening"

11. (s) more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour"

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